Everton FC boss David Moyes hails his best of British chairman Bill Kenwright

22 February 2010 12:00
DAVID MOYES saluted his best of British chairman on Saturday afternoon, as he reflected on a handsome and deserved 3-1 victory over champions Manchester United.

With one Premier League club faced with closure and others struggling to maintain mountains of debt created by foreign owners, the Blues boss pointed to the shrewd work of Evertonian owner Bill Kenwright.

'The club is certainly getting closer, hopefully, to the great days we had in the 80s,' said Moyes. 'We know that, strangely enough, it's not just about having a good football team and good players.

'You probably need something else now, and unfortunately it's called cash.

'But we are going to do it.

'A lot of people would like to be in Everton's position - and would like to have a chairman like Everton have got.

'Look at other clubs nowadays. We thought that foreign was all the rage. In fact booking your holidays at home with the chairman you've got that's the type of chairman most clubs would want.'

Moyes then turned his attentions to another unsung home grown hero.

'I thought Leon Osman was our best player today,' he said. 'He was my man of the match. I thought he carried the mantle today.

'Mikel's coming back and one or two others are still finding a little bit of form, but he was the one who carried us through.

'I thought he played well in midweek, but there were three or four games prior where he dropped a little bit.

'But I think Ossie has been really good for us.

'We've still got injuries. But hopefully Victor Anichebe and Phil Jagielka are very close to joining what we've got. And I'm going to need them.

'We've done well, but I do think the squad we've got is a good one and I want to keep adding players to it - players who will make a difference.'

Moyes revealed that there had been a burning pre-match drive to improve the Blues' awful record against Manchester United, by taking the game to the champions.

'The players know what I expect and how I want it to be. I think today they took it on. I really wanted to have a go at Manchester United,' he explained.

'We wanted to see if we could really go and have a go. Our system meant we were a bit limited in how we could play but I thought we did as much as we possibly could.

Source: Liverpool_Echo

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