Villa Park

Next Game

A Villa v Everton

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Goodison Park

Last Game

Everton 3 - 0 Man Utd

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Moyes ready for 500 landmark

David Moyes has revealed he was unaware that Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round clash at Bolton would be his 500th game as Everton manager.

Last Updated: 26/01/13 at 14:06 Post Comment

David Moyes: Everton manager to celebrate 500 games at the helm

David Moyes: Everton manager to celebrate 500 games at the helm

Moyes admitted the landmark was "not a bad number" in the modern era, and he insisted the FA Cup is his best chance of lifting his first major trophy in almost 11 years at Goodison Park.

"I didn't know until Friday morning that it was 500 games," he said. "It's amazing that some people have got 1,000 games at one club, that is some achievement.

"Obviously 500's not a bad number when you see the way people get rid of their managers so quickly nowadays.

"Hopefully the real highlights are still to come, they're the ones I'm looking forward to. But I've enjoyed a lot of good times at Everton.

"My first game (against Fulham) was a great day, scoring in the opening minute. Since then we qualified for the Champions League, and in that year we had to beat Manchester United in the run-in and Newcastle, so I think that would stand out.

"And maybe the semi-final of the FA Cup, when we got to the final. Albeit we didn't win the final. There maybe haven't been enough trophies but certainly some good highlights."

Moyes fielded a strong line-up for the third-round victory over Cheltenham, but he could be tempted to rest key players at the Reebok Stadium ahead of Tuesday's Premier League fixture against West Brom.

"It'll definitely come into the thinking," added Moyes. "We continually talk about the Champions League, how we'd like to hang in there and see if we can get in amongst that. But you've always got to take one game at a time and that's what we'll try to do.

"Bolton were in the Premier League for more than 10 years so they'll be disappointed to have slipped out of it.

"But they've still got a lot of Premier League players in their side so they'll be doing everything they can to try to get through."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

Javier Hernandez is undroppable on current form, says Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits Javier Hernandez's starting position is non-negotiable given his current form.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Arsenal's title drought is 'boring'

Jose Mourinho laughed off the Arsenal crowd's "boring" jibes by reminding the Gunners of their decade-long wait for the title.

Eden Hazard lands PFA Player of the Year award

Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard was named the PFA Player of the Year on Sunday evening.

Mail Box

Is This What Arsenal Fans Feel Like?

'It's all well with the short and pretty passes, but we did absolute f*** all up front,' writes one Man United fan. We have mails on Chelsea, Brendan Rodgers and...

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company