Ambition key to Moyes stay

15 October 2008 09:28
Everton manager David Moyes has set his sights on taking the club to the next level, after finally signing a new five-year contract at Goodison Park. The 45-year-old Scotsman took some time to put pen to paper on his new deal, having needed assurance that the Toffees would be able to meet his own ambitions. Moyes told the club's official website: "Since I took over six years ago, I think there has been an improvement and I want a similar improvement over the next five years or so. "I want the ambition to be greater. I want the expectancy to be higher and I want Everton overall to be higher on the field and off the field. I am determined to try and take it forward. "I am really excited and really pleased. I am pleased for everybody. I'm pleased for myself and my family who were desperate to get it signed and secured and it is always what I wanted to do." Of the delay in finally putting pen to paper on his new deal, Moyes added: "There have been many different things for different reasons. "But we are here now and the big thing for me is that I am at Everton, as far as I am concerned, for another five years and the job is to make us better than we have been." Chairman Bill Kenwright added: "There have always been two people - myself and David - confident that the long-term future of the manager would eventually be secured. "I am obviously very pleased that the contract, that I've always believed to be the most important contract, is now concluded."

Source: ESA