David Moyes’ 10 years of service at Everton has attracted praise from all quarters – even Parliament.
In a show of genuine respect Steve Rotheram, MP for Walton, introduced a motion to Parliament honouring Moyes.
Rotheram, who is actually a Liverpool fan, said in his motion: "This House recognises the dedicated service to Everton Football Club of David Moyes; congratulates him on his 10 year unbroken service as the Premier League’s third longest serving manager; notes his recogonition of the rising cost of attending football matches and his call for a 10 per cent reduction in ticket prices; and further recognises his commitment to local community and charity projects."
Rotheram, who is the only MP to have two Premiership clubs in his constituency, added: “You can see from the MPs that have already signed it, that there is a widespread recognition for the achievements of David Moyes.
"This is not just an Everton or Liverpool thing. The depth of admiration for Moyes spreads across the football fraternity.
"In the modern game, having a manager at a club for 10 years is a phenomenal achievement – especially when we consider that Moyes has not only been very successful at Everton, but he has had a limited transfer budget."
In his motion Rotheram paid particular tribute to Moyes' community work in connection with football, when he added: “Moyes’ commitment to the club is married to his commitment to community and charity projects. He has a unique understanding of the power that football, and sport more generally, can have on the lives of some of the most disadvantaged kids in Liverpool.
“I want to thank David Moyes and wish him and Everton all the very best for this weekend’s FA Cup tie and you never know – we could see an all Merseyside cup final in May!”