David Moyes

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Moyes has been a winner of the prestigious LMA Manager of the Year award a record three times in confirming the potential he showed as a young boss with Preston North End.

The Glaswegian was still four months short of his 35th birthday when he took charge at Deepdale in 1998.

Moyes, who started taking his coaching badges at the age of 22, had planned well for management during a relatively modest playing career that began with Celtic and included Cambridge United, Bristol City, Shrewsbury and Dunfermline.

Preston reached the play-offs in his first full season and were promoted as champions of Division Two the following year.Moyes almost followed that with a second successive promotion that would have put North End in the Premier League. They lost to Bolton in the play-off final.David became one of the hottest properties in management as Manchester City, Southampton and West Ham all courted him. After patiently awaiting the right opportunity, he chose Everton as successor to Walter Smith in March, 2002.

He inherited a team languishing 15th in the Premier League and ensured Everton's survival in the top flight before lifting them to seventh the following season amid the emergence of a 16 year old Goodison prodigy called Wayne Rooney.

Everton dipped in 2003-04 and Moyes faced arguably his greatest challenge after Rooney was sold to Manchester United in August. He responded by lifting his team to fourth place and qualification for the Champions League. Recognition from his peers came with a second LMA award in three years.

Moyes again showed his resilience when Everton started poorly in 2005. They were bottom in October but finished 11th.In the following two seasons they were sixth and fifth as Moyes established Everton among the leading clubs. They reached the last 16 of the UEFA Cup and the semi-finals of the Carling Cup in 2008.

In 2009 Moyes was named LMA manager of the year after a successful season leading Everton to 5th in the Barclays Premier League and the FA Cup Final. The memorable cup run included victories over Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, Liverpool as well as a Wembley win over Manchester United in the semi-finals.In the 2009/10 season, Moyes was named as Barclays Manager of The Month for January and March and also took charge of his 600th match as a manager on 6 February 2010. Everton finished the season in fine form only losing 2 of their last 24 league games which resulted in a 8th place finish.

Everton then recorded a seventh-place finish in the 2010/11 campaign, which was the fifth successive season in which they have come in the top eight.In 2011/12, Moyes celebrated 10 years in charge at Goodison and Everton closed the season on the back of a nine-match unbeaten run in the league which allowed them to finish above Liverpool in the table for the first time since 2004/05. He was also the manager of the month in October of this campaign.

Before his appointment at Old Trafford, he guided Everton to a 6th place finish in 2012/13 in what was his final season in charge.

David Moyes was confirmed as the new manager of Real Sociedad on November 11, 2014. He spent 12 months managing alongside his assistant Billy McKinlay.

He was appointed as manager of Sunderland in the Premier League in July 2016, replacing Sam Allardyce.

David is also a member of the LMA's management committee.

Sessions by David Moyes

The switch: changing attacking angles

in Attacking

Use this session to encourage and develop quick and incisive football. Players should be looking to quickly switch the point of attack, utilising forward and angled passing, one-twos, plus intelligent off-the-ball movement. MORE

Improving defending

in Defending

This session is all about establishing and improving defensive principles. It is essential that players know how to defend in all situations: in 1v1s, as a defensive unit, and as a team. MORE

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