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David Moyes Thinks That He Needed Only One More Thing To Win The Title At Everton

Conor O'Leary
By Conor O'Leary
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It hasn't been a good few years for David Moyes. Just three years ago, the then 50-year-old was just entering into his dream job. He was still young, and had years of positive experience built-up with Everton.

Now, he's tried and failed with two clubs - and his latest gig with Sunderland has an air of make or break for the Scot.

It's clear that Moyes still pines for the old days, and his latest comments makes you think that he might even wonder in the dead of the night at 2 am whether he should have just stayed at Everton.

Perhaps his latest comments are a direct result of staying up in the middle of the night - but he thinks that his Everton side was just one striker away from winning the league:

We had a great team at Everton but we were missing a centre-forward. I might be exaggerating, but I think with that we would have been close to winning the Premier League, we were that good.


Perhaps he has a point. There's an argument that the best striker that Moyes had at his disposal at Everton was Yakubu, and on a number of occasions, they relied on goals from Tim Cahill in midfield.

Since Moyes left, Everton have been able to use Romelu Lukaku up front, and while he hasn't delivered on his underage promise, he's still quite a bit better than the James Beatties, the Andrew Johnsons, the Louis Sahas, the Nikola Jelavics, and the Yakubus that Moyes had in his squad.


Bill Kenwright gave me £5million a year to spend - that was the budget I had - or if I could generate some other money myself, so I had that to work with and I was happy to do that.

What is interesting, is that perhaps Moyes is suggesting he had a better chance to win the Premier League with Everton than Man United? Granted, he doesn't suggest that - but it's curious that for a manager who hasn't won the league to be harking back to when he had a chance - it wasn't with the Premier League champions that he took over at Old Trafford.

Is Moyes right, could Everton have won the title?


[Irish Independent]

See Also: Kevin Sheedy Has Absolutely Hammered David Moyes On Twitter

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