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Moyes would love to test himself abroad

ESPN staff
December 21, 2012
David Moyes would be interested in managing in Germany © PA Photos

Everton manager David Moyes has revealed his ambition to one day coach abroad, with Germany a preferred destination.

Moyes has been in charge at Goodison Park for 10 years and is set to open talks over a new contract with the club in the New Year, but he revealed in an interview with France Football that his admiration for foreign football may take him to the continent at some stage.

"I always had the hope of being a coach abroad," Moyes said. "If I had the choice, I would probably go to Germany, in part because of the mentality, which is similar to mine. I'm also fascinated by what happens in German football.

"They seem to have found a way of producing young players. Look at Borussia Dortmund. I saw them against Manchester City this season. They were fantastic. They put this incredible intensity on their opponents to break the tempo. It adds a new tactical level."

The 49-year-old added that he would like to travel even further afield, if he had the time, in order to broaden his horizons.

"If I was not working as a coach, I think I would decide to go to South America: to Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, to see how they train young people out there," he said. "That would be my project: to understand football better."

Moyes has earned widespread acclaim for the job he has done at Everton since joining them from Preston North End in 2002.

The Scotsman has ensured the Toffees have stayed competitive in the Premier League despite operating on a budget which is meagre in comparison to most of the other clubs in the top half of the table.

Everton owner Bill Kenwright has made several unsuccessful attempts to sell the club over the past few years in order to find a new proprietor who has the resources to take the club forward.

Moyes secured a top-four finish in 2005 and an FA Cup final appearance in 2009, but said his main achievement was to maintain stability at the club throughout his tenure.

"Everton have shown stability and are going in the right direction," he said. "We do not need a billionaire and even if we have nothing against the issue of finding one. We are a club. We are a community. Everton are for the people, for the people of Liverpool.

"From the first day I wanted to change the perception of Everton. I do not know if I could one day take Everton as far as winning titles or playing in European Cup finals but I wanted people to say, 'Things are getting better. Everton are a good club, a stable club'. I wanted to make an impact."

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