David Moyes admits Premier League management is getting harder

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David Moyes has said the task of a Premier League boss is tougher now than when he first joined Everton

The job of managing a Premier League club is harder now than it ever has been, according to Everton gaffer David Moyes.

Moyes joined the Toffees in 2002 after a successful spell at Preston North End, but he believes managing in the top-flight is at its most challenging now.

“I do think that the job is getting tougher with the money coming into the game and media attention,” he told Yahoo! in a press release sent to GiveMeFootball.

“This means more demands are put on the manager and results are required quickly, because of this it is making the tenure of any manager shorter.”

The Scot is a rare exception to this growing trend however, having been in charge at Goodison Park for more than a decade.

His side have enjoyed a successful campaign despite probably missing out on the Champions League, and Everton are now widely regarded as a model of stability in football circles.

“If you can have patience and you do give your managers time in a lot of cases it does work,” he said.

And the Scot was quick to deny he thought club chairmen were more focused on the short term when appointing someone in charge.

“There may be one or two of course but most employ managers with the idea that they have got the manager in for a good period of time,” he speculated.

When asked which of his peers in the lower leagues were showing promise, the 50-year-old singled out his countryman at Cardiff City.

“It was great to see another Scotsman in Malky Mackay doing so well. It is tough to single out one as there are so many doing a lot of good work,” Moyes said.

Notwithstanding a cluster of success stories however, there is no denying that football management now is very much a cut-throat industry marshaled by ruthless club owners.

Moyes though has shown just what can be achieved with trust, perseverance and longevity, with Everton now looking set to finish above illustrious neighbours Liverpool for a second successive campaign.

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