Toffees boss keen on Bundesliga.
David Moyes has revealed his ambition to coach in a European league one day – and named Germany as the most appealing option.
Ambitious Moyes, who is set for discussions with Everton chairman Bill Kenwright next month to extend his contract, said in an interview with France Football: ‘I always had the hope of being a coach abroad. If I had the choice, I would probably go to Germany, in part because of the mentality, which is similar to mine. I’m also fascinated by what happens in German football.
‘They seem to have found a way of producing young players. Look at Borussia Dortmund. I saw them against Manchester City this season. They were fantastic. They put this incredible intensity on their opponents to break the tempo. It adds a new tactical level.
‘If I was not working as a coach, I think I would decide to go to South America: to Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, to see how they train young people out there. That would be my project: to understand football better.’
SOURCE: Daily Mail
This interview provides an interesting insight into the ambitions of Moyes, often considered one of the most talented coaches currently plying his trade in the Premier League.
Having elevated current side Everton from perennial relegation candidates to one of the toughest and (in the last season or so) more expressive footballing sides in England, he may well fancy his chances in a league which thrives on youth investment ahead of vast foreign investment.
Moyes is well-known within the game for possessing a certain type of old-school integrity, which may very well see him leave the Premier League to avoid confrontation with his current club.
However, in the last week the Toffee’s boss has been talked up for the Manchester United post by none other than fellow Glaswegian Sir Alex Ferguson and it may well be that the lure of pastures new is outweighed by the promise of near limitless resources and a squad full of world-class talent.
The Blue’s current campaign could well be the deciding factor in Moyes’ immediate future. He has stated a number of times that his preference is to achieve some level of tangible success with Everton. Their usual propensity for finishing the season strongly could, barring injury, see them push for a Champions League spot, a feat which they achieved once before during his tenure.
In that case it may be that he feels Everton can continue to match his ambitions until such time as a bigger job comes along. If not however he may feel he’s taken this Everton side as far as he can and look to a new challenge.
Clearly that outcome would represent a significant blow to the Gwladys Street faithful, almost uniformly aware that Moyes’ talents have often been the difference between relegation and Europe. They will have to hope that their often controversial chairman, Bill Kenwright can continue to hold off potential suitors German or otherwise.
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