Moyes To Stick With Toffees
By Gary Maiden
Updated Thursday, 14th June 2012
As soon as the news broke that Harry Redknapp had left Tottenham, several bookies suspended betting on David Moyes taking over at White Hart Lane.
However,despite what the media will have you believe, it is no foregone conclusion that Moyes would accept the Tottenham job. He clearly loves Everton and has waited ten years to find a striker capable of bagging 20 goals a season. In Nikica Jelavic he now has one.
If he can carry his goal scoring form into next season and Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines stay at the club, Everton have the core of a side more than capable of challenging Spurs for a European place.
Add that to the emergence of Ross Barkley and Moyes has himself a nice little project once again at his beloved blues and it will take a club much bigger than Tottenham to entice him away.
In fact, could the news of Redknapp’s departure be a blessing in disguise for the Toffees?
The Scot could use the speculation as a bargaining tool with Kenwright for a new contract that includes substantial backing from the board so that he doesn’t have to jump ship to compete for trophies and European football.
Of course substantial backing in Everton terms doesn’t equate to all that much in today’s game. However, enough to bring in Pienaar and a couple of key signings should be enough to persuade Moyes to stay and try and win a trophy, something he has always stated he wants to do before he leaves the club.
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