David Moyes has watched with interest the events unfolding at
Chelsea in recent weeks but says he would rather go down the route
of working his team hard to earn success.
Following Roman Abramovich's acquisition of the Stamford
Bridge based outfit the Blues of London have spent in excess of
£30 million on new players in a bid to become contenders for
the Premiership crown.
Damien Duff arrived from Blackburn for £17 million, Wayne
Bridge from Southampton for £7 million, Geremi from Real
Madrid for £7 million and Glen Johnson signed in from West Ham
for £6 million.
Moyes wouldn't mind getting his hands on any leftover
Russian roubles, but insists that he's not jealous in any way
of Chelsea's new found millions.
"I've been surprised more than envious," he told
evertonfc.com. "I'd like to work my team and earn
"I think there's a little bit more pride in that route,
but in saying that - I wouldn't say no to some of the millions
if there's any going spare!"
Moyes agrees that success can be paid for as in the case of
Blackburn in 1995, though he believes that any vast sum of money
spent by a football club has to be done in the right way for the
benefit of everyone involved.
He added: "Sometimes success can be bought and it seems
that Chelsea are going to go down that route. It doesn't worry
me too much, as long as it's done in the right way.
"They've got a big investor and good luck to them. I
just hope that in the years to come Chelsea don't falter
because of it.
"Sometimes when backers pull out of clubs, it's created
all kinds of problems. But in the main, Chelsea supporters will be