Jags: Let's Build On Moyes' Work
Defender wants progress to continue after summer departure.
Phil Jagielka is confident David Moyes' departure from Goodison will not prevent the side building on the progress of the last 12 months.
It was announced on Thursday that the Blues boss would be leaving the Club at the end of the season after expressing his desire to join Manchester United, with the Old Trafford club subsequently confirming the Scot will be offered a six-year contract to replace the retiring Sir Alex Ferguson.
Having been a part of the Everton squad for seven of Moyes' 11 years at Goodison, Everton's next permanent captain was quick to praise the progression made by the Club in that time under Moyes - and particularly after 12 months in which the side has consistently gathered points to maintain a prominent position in the top six of the Premier League.
Jagielka told evertonfc.com: "Like the rest of the squad I have nothing but the highest regard for David Moyes.
"He is a first class operator on and off the training ground and on behalf of the players I would like to place on record my thanks for the work he has done improving the team.
"It was as much of a shock to the dressing room as I'm sure it was to Everton and our fans.
"All the lads wish him the very best for the future but we still have two important Premier League games to play and all our attentions will be focused on winning against West Ham and at Chelsea.
"Once the season is over we can collectively look forward in order to ensure we continue to build on the positive work of the past few seasons."
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Moyes' last game at Goodison as Everton manager will be this Sunday (12 May) against West Ham.
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