The footballing world has been united in its praise for Everton manager David Moyes and hisw decade of service at Goodison Park.
Here evertonfc.com has compiled what a few famous names have had to say about the Blues boss...
“At this moment there are maybe half a dozen managers doing well in the Premier League. Only half a dozen because all the rest of them are fighting for their lives. Some are doing great jobs with the resources they have and David Moyes has been unbelievable. I put him in the top six because what he’s done at Everton has been quite miraculous.”
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
“My compliments, he has done a massive job there. For knowing how much effort you put in on a daily basis, when a guy lasts 10 years somewhere you have to give him credit. We suffer a lot and he has put a lot of effort and dedication in. Our job is a real sacrifice of your life, so when a guy makes that at a club for 10 years and gets the results that Moyes has made, he deserves a huge credit.”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
“It’s a fantastic effort for him, he has done fantastically well and to be 10 years somewhere nowadays is really incredible both for him and the football club. I can’t see many reasons why they would want to change but for Moyesy it’s a tremendous show of loyalty to this football club.”
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish.
“He’s done a fantastic job here has David. A great job. Everton are a big club. We’re not talking about one of the smaller clubs here, are we? Everton is a great football club. I’m getting old and I remember Alex Young and all them people. Then you remember the great teams after that of Joe Royle and the great teams with people like Lineker and Reidy. They’ve always had great teams. This is a big club. Everton’s not a small club. It’s a proper football club. One of the great clubs in English football.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp
"It has been a marvellous achievement to stay at Everton for 10 years. Moyes got them into the Champions League the season after selling Wayne Rooney to Manchester United - which was nothing short of miraculous - and has had fifth places as well. Everton are once again in the Premier League's top 10 and have the opportunity to make another appearance at Wembley with a home FA Cup quarter-final against Sunderland on Saturday. There could be big days coming up for Everton - and so much credit must go to their manager."
Former Liverpool skipper and top pundit Alan Hansen.
"It just doesn't seem to happen too often these days. There's a lot of pressure on the managers and also, many times, it comes with the financial aspect of clubs. So it's great, I congratulate him."
"Wouldn’t it be nice if Dave were to win something because he deserves it. Hopefully one day people will say nice things about us but the way Dave conducts himself and looks after his players, he’s a credit to football."
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway.
"David is one of those rare players who decided at a very early age that he was going to be a manager, a good manager and then a great manager. From that point he devoted all his time and energy to that cause. What we see now are the fruits of his obsessive passion and commitment to that journey. David has been voted LMA Manager of the Year a record 3 times, proving the esteem the game has for him and the job he has done."
LMA Chairman, Howard Wilkinson
"The success that David Moyes has enjoyed at Everton sets a great example to the game and clearly demonstrates what can be accomplished with continuity at a football club. As an LMA executive board member, we are also extremely grateful for the amount of time and dedication he willingly provides to our association and our members. On behalf the LMA, we congratulate David and wish him many more successful years in management.”
LMA Chief Executive, Richard Bevan
Former England captain Alan Shearer.