Money makes management tougher, says Everton boss Moyes

Everton manager David Moyes believes the huge amounts of money in English football – and particularly the Premier League – have made the management game more difficult.

The top flight is set to be flushed with cash once more from this summer as a bumper new television deal comes into effect, and Moyes believes clubs will try to use that money on new players – even though the Premier League recently voted to introduce wage restrictions to try and curb the extravagant spending seen in the past.

I do think we will see some increased spending on players this summer,” Moyes said. “I think the new money will give clubs the feeling that they have to try and use it. The clubs in debt might use the money to pay off their debt, but I think the bigger implications this year will be the wages. With the new rules coming in clubs might not be able to pay the wages for new players.

And Moyes – who has spent more than a decade in charge at Goodison Park – feels the vast sums at play in the Premier League, combined with the intense media focus and shortening time allotted to managers, has made life more tricky for his peers.

It is a great job, we are very lucky and very privileged to be in this position,” Moyes said, adding: “I do think that the job is getting tougher with the money coming into the game and media attention. This means more demands are put on the manager and results are required quickly, because of this it is making the tenure of any manager shorter. This all makes the job harder.

If you can have patience and you do give your managers time in a lot of cases it does work. There will however be a lot of cases which prove that the change of manager has made a positive difference and that does happen.

Moyes is held up by many as a case study for the benefits of giving a manager time to instil his way of doing things at a club and the former Preston North End boss believes club owners usually appoint managers with the intention of keeping them in place for a long stay, only for circumstances to force their hand.

He said: “I really don’t believe that chairman employ a manager for the short term. There may be one or two of course but most employ managers with the idea that they have got the manager in for a good period of time and install some stability to the club and plan for the next five or six years.

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