David Moyes

David Moyes (2006)

David Moyes ( born April 25, 1963 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish football manager and former player. He coached the Premier League club Manchester United.

Playing career

Moyes was always active during his playing career after his youth at Celtic below the respective top league and played it for the clubs Cambridge United, Bristol City, Shrewsbury Town, Dunfermline Athletic, Hamilton Academical and last for Preston North End, where he in 1996 his career also ended.

Coaching career

Preston North End

Moyes returning in 1998 to Preston, there to succeed his predecessor Gary Peters in the third-tier Second Division as a coach. Previously, he had learned at the conclusion of his playing career to gain experience as assistant coach and was later traded for the assistantship of Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, which was then awarded to Steve McClaren in 1999.

He led Preston in the 1999/2000 season to win the third division championship and promotion to the second-class First Division and was able to realize almost direct walkover in the highest English league the following year, when he surprisingly landed with the team in fourth place in the table and thus able to participate in the play-off games. There, Preston lost in the final 0-3 against Bolton Wanderers, and thus missed the first part Prestons to the top flight for 40 years.

Everton FC

After almost another full season at Preston he was bound as a successor to Walter Smith in March 2002 Everton, where he FC Southampton and West Ham United was previously the coach of Manchester City, have been under discussion. Everton had gekriselt in the 2001/ 02 season in the bottom half of the table, and finally was able to finish the season only at the 15th place in the table. However, the subsequent season marked a turning point and Moyes led the club to seventh place.

Moyes developed thereby a good reputation among supporters at home in Goodison Park, confirming his prediction Prior to his appointment, Everton - he was one of the top clubs in England due to the success in the past - to "The People's Club" ( German: to make club of the people '). This phrase was adopted as a kind of official club name in the further course.

In the season 2004/2005 Everton was considered by many experts as a candidate for relegation. All the more surprising, it was then that the club under the leadership of Moyes launched a high-altitude flight, ranking as the foremost places in the table during the entire season. At the end of Everton to fourth place and qualification for the Champions League. Moyes personally received pursuant to this power the award for best coach of the season ( " LMA Manager of the Year ").

However, it was followed by a weak start to the 2005/ 06 season, when they retired from the European competition already in September 2005 and was placed in only one win and one goal in seven league matches at end of table. A dismissal of Moyes already seemed to be inevitable until then Everton could stop the winning streak of Chelsea with a draw the first English club. There was a continuous improvement and Moyes was elected in January 2006 after a series of games unbeaten at the best trainer of the month. The opportunity to participate in a European competition again, but was squandered by a new bad phase and Moyes graduated with his club the season in eleventh place in the table from.

On 14 October 2008 he signed a new five-year contract.

Manchester United

In May 2013, Moyes signed a six-year contract from 1 July 2013 as the coach and successor of Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.