Goodison Park

Next Game

Everton v S'land

Saturday, 09 May 2015, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Villa Park

Last Game

A Villa 3 - 2 Everton

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Moyes pays a fulsome tribute

Outgoing Everton manager David Moyes has paid tribute to the players and the fans.

Last Updated: 17/05/13 at 11:38 Post Comment

David Moyes: Wishing Everton all the best for the future

David Moyes: Wishing Everton all the best for the future

Outgoing Everton manager David Moyes has paid tribute to the players as he prepared for his final game after 11 years at the helm.

The 50-year-old's last game as boss of the Merseyside outfit is this Sunday's trip to Chelsea.

Speaking at the club's end-of-season awards ceremony, Moyes said: "The memories I've got from Everton are going to live with me for a long time.

"The character the players here have had is great. All the players in my time here have been great.

"I often think how lucky I am to not only have great players but great men. For that, I thank them all.

"I brought all the players in the current group to Everton, barring Leon Osman and Tony Hibbert.

"I take full responsibility for the players we have here and I've always wanted to give the players everything we can and tell them that we will be challenging at the top of the league.

"Behind the scenes, we have former players in Alan Stubbs, David Weir and Duncan Ferguson back on the staff. And there will be more from the group there now because they are great lads."

Moyes also thanked Everton supporters for their continuing support, adding: "On Sunday I have to say I thought Everton showed great class in the way you treated your manager.

"But more importantly for me, in the second half you supported your club.

"You knew you were losing your manager but you supported your club. I admired that more than I have admired anything and I hope you keep supporting your club. I wish you all the very best for the future."


Get £140 with a free £10 bet with Sky Bet if Everton beat Chelsea 1-0


Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

still can't see the Phil Jones thing that some people go on about. Whenever I watch him play it's a repeat of headless chicken meets a gurning Bambi on ice for 90 minutes.

diabolicaldiaby
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

P

robably the first list I've come across in a long time where I agree with a large majority of what was written. Can't agree with everything though, Zaba has had an awful season by his standards, I'd put Monreal (a player who I've never rated) up there, gotta give credit where it's due, he's really stepped up his game.

scroteymcbooger
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

S

ome top analysis here..... UNITED WOULD BE TOP IF IT WEREN'T FOR ALL THEM GAMES THEY LOST

benvo81
United Progress Stifled By Bottom-Half Record

Footer 365

Pep Guardiola says Bayern Munich's 3-0 loss to Barcelona was harsh

Pep Guardiola insists Bayern Munich's first-half tactics against Barcelona worked well and the 3-0 defeat was "harsh".

Barcelona 3-0 Bayern Munich: Lionel Messi double puts Barca in control

Two goals from Lionel Messi helped Barcelona beat Bayern Munich 3-0 in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final.

Graham Taylor rejects claims he was asked to cap number of black players in England side

Graham Taylor has denied claims that the Football Association tried to cap the number of black players when he was in charge of the England team.

Mail Box

Coutinho Better Than Cazorla And Cesc...

Philippe Coutinho has outperformed Santi Cazorla AND Cesc Fabregas, while Arsenal need no new signings. We also have mails on Olivier Giroud and shopping lists...

Giroud Is More Than Good Enough...

Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott are integral to Arsenal's title hopes next season. There's also more on handballs, Juventus, and Ronaldo holding Bale back...

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