New United coach Neville believes the Scot is more than up to the job.
Newly appointed Manchester United coach and former playing legend Phil Neville has given his vote of confidence to new Red Devils manager David Moyes.
The ex-United ace also played for eight years under Moyes at Everton and believes that the 50-year-old’s experience from 11 years at Goodison Park and Preston north End before that, stands him in good stead for the biggest job at Old Trafford.
“David has been preparing for this job all his life and whether it be at Preston or Everton he has, at the back of his mind, always been thinking that one day he wanted to manage the best,” Neville was quoted in the Sun.
“He has the drive and the determination and already he has the respect of the players.”
Moyes has certainly got a tough task on his hands with the Scot taking over the position at United following 27 years of success under Sir Alex Ferguson – the most decorated boss in British history.
The new manager on the other hand has never won a major trophy, although has himself enjoyed over a decade of praise with the Toffees.
Despite a limited budget on Merseyside, the Scot managed to guide the club to a top 10 finish nine times in 11 years and even reached fourth and the Champions League in 2005.
Yet it is a completely different story at United, where top European football isn’t a pleasant surprise but an expectation.
However, if Neville is right in the 36-year-old’s summary of Moyes then the Glaswegian should be able to make the step up without too much difficulty.