David Moyes has identified what Everton need to become European contenders
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David Moyes has identified what Everton need to become European contenders

Former Everton boss David Moyes believes he knows what it would take for Everton to climb back up the Premier League table, having addressed the poor form of his ex-club.

“I don’t think Everton are a million miles off it — I think they need to get a bit more leadership on the field. Maybe they have to go back to a little of the basics of where they were before,” he told The Times.

It comes as stalwarts of his reign at Goodison Park, such as Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines, near the end of their careers and have less and less influence in the squad, with Seamus Coleman the only real leader in the side.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MAY 12: Manager David Moyes of Everton thanks the home fans after the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on May 12, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images)

Moyes believes that the club should consider the kind of personalities they are bringing in when they look to do transfer business this summer, recognising the quality of youngsters like Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and others, but pointing to the lack of leadership.

Marco Silva has been keen to continue the club’s policy of bringing in young players but has perhaps done so to the detriment of the experience of the men available to him.

Moyes, still the most recent manager to be classed as a success at the club, knows the club ebtter than most and should surely have his opinion considered.

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