Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Everton Opinionator (November 28) : David Moyes' Contract Situation and the January Transfer Window
With his contract set to expire next summer, David Moyes informed the media that he will wait until after January to consider signing a new deal with the club.
"I would probably wait until we have got over January and see how things go," he said. "I want to see what we're going to do, where the club are looking to move to in the future. And that's what I'm really looking for as well. It's probably going to be after the New Year before we speak."
When asked whether he would go to a veteran manager like Arsene Wenger, Moyes answered by noting how supporters would be smart to back a long term manager.
"I think supporters do get bored when a manager has been in a job a long time. Supporters might decide they are getting bored and they want a change. But I think that's wrong, because you are not going to get any stability at the club and will probably waste a lot of money chopping and changing all the time."
Moyes' words force Evertonians to consider whether the manager might be interested in moving on to a bigger club. Being the class act that he is, Moyes barely hinted at a desire to move elsewhere. But it goes without saying that every man wants to be the top of his profession and the Scot is likely no different. The most likely destination for Moyes remains Manchester United and thankfully for Toffees supporters, Sir Alex is still firing on all cylinders.
Until the option to move to Old Trafford presents itself, Bill Kenwright must do everything in his power to keep Moyes. The easiest way to do so, as hinted at by the manager himself, is for Kenwright to flex some muscle in the January transfer window. The club's most pressing needs (in order of importance) are as follows: defensive central midfielder, playmaking central midfielder, central defender, back-up goalkeeper and a super-sub striker. In future pieces we'll look at who are the best candidates for these positions but for now let's just say that come January Kenwright must bring (at least) two new studs into the fold.
The failure to do so might not only result in Everton's season slipping away, but its gaffer as well.