Now, 58-year-old Moyes is considered one of the best coaches of this generation. There is no doubt that Moyes, who began coaching in his 30s, has been successful.
Moyes represented Celtic in the early years and spent several years at Parkhead before moving south. Moyes made over 530 league appearances before becoming Preston manager and then assistant manager before taking over as manager in 1998.
Moyes shone at Preston, leading them to promotion from the third tier, and has done a brilliant job at Everton since joining in 2002. Moyes has been written off as negative and outdated, especially after playing mediocre at Real Sociedad and failing to keep Sunderland in the top of the Premier League. It was certainly an action-packed run, and while the Scot had long wanted to be a manager, he wasn’t sure where it would lead when Preston asked him to take the lead following the departure of Gary Peters.
Moyes has once again restored his reputation as England’s top manager, putting his troubles after leaving Everton to join Manchester United behind him. Since his first game as a senior, Moyes has won 425 games, pushed Preston North to the brink of the Premier League, propelled Everton to the Champions League, coached Manchester United and Inspired West Ham to create points and a historic comeback in European football. During the 2004-2005 season, Everton surpassed all expectations, finishing fourth in the Premier League and securing a place in the third qualifying round of the Champions League the following season, once again winning the LMA Manager of the Year award.
Everton had consistently ranked fifth and eighth in the Premier League under Moyes. At his departure, he was the longest-serving manager in the league behind Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsène Wenger at 11 years and three months. Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard thinks Manchester United boss David Moyes is brilliant. Everyone knows Moyes has come a long way since agreeing to take over from Preston 23 years ago.
Moyes replaced Walter Smith as Everton manager in March 2002. On 23 July 2016, Moyes was appointed to replace Sam Allardyce as manager of Sunderland, returning to the Premier League for the first time since he was sacked as manager of Manchester United in April 2014.
In this way, West Ham manager David Moyes restored his reputation as the head coach of the Premier League. If West Ham manager David Moyes manages to get West Ham into the top four this season, that would be a pretty brilliant result. Meanwhile, Arsenal legend Ray Parlor believes West Ham can win the Europa League if David Moyes manages his team well.