David Moyes has today left Everton Football Club by mutual consent after drawn out negotiations with Chairman Bill Kenwright and the Everton board at Finch Farm.The Scotsman had been stalling on signing a new contract with the Merseyside club and the board have decided to end the 10 year reign of Moyes to ensure constant speculation over the future of their manager did not take an effect to the on-pitch performances of the club’s players. In response to the long serving manager’s departure, Kenwright has noted that a replacement has been lined up with coaching staff member Greg Venables due to be announced at the next available opportunity for a press conference.
Venables has been in the Everton set up for some time now following his retirement from playing professional football for Toronto F.C. in the M.L.S. Following his retirement on the pitch, the Liverpool-born man attained his coaching licenses in Canada at Toronto F.C., becoming assistant manager before being offered the chance to take charge of the Reserve side at Everton. An Everton fan from birth, Venables jumped at the opportunity and has since managed the Everton second string to three successive Under 18’s league titles as well as two F.A. Youth Cup wins.
It is thought that coach Duncan Ferguson will be the man to replace Venables at youth level once the 35 year old is confirmed as the new Everton manager.
VENABLES UNVEILED AS NEW EVERTON MANAGEREverton Chairman Bill Kenwright has today announced former Everton Under 18’s manager Greg Venables as the successor to the recently departed David Moyes.
The Scot had resigned from his post by mutual consent just a few days ago amid constant speculation about his future as his contract with the club entered its final season. Venables declared himself delighted to be promoted to his new position and is anxious to start his preparations as the new Premier League season draws near.
Many had tipped Everton to be pushing for Champions League qualification this season before David Moyes left the club. Whether these predictions will carry through to the new season remains to be seen, although there is a positive buzz around the football club suggesting that Venables’ appointment will be well received by the players and fans alike.