Moyes destined for greatness, claims chairman Kenwright

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The chairman of Everton, Bill Kenwright, insists the club's manager, David Moyes, has already written himself into Everton folklore and is destined to become one of the game's managerial luminaries.

The chairman of Everton, Bill Kenwright, insists the club's manager, David Moyes, has already written himself into Everton folklore and is destined to become one of the game's managerial luminaries.

Moyes has claimed the League Managers' Association Manager of the Year award for the second time in three seasons after taking Everton from fourth bottom last season to fourth top this year and into the Champions' League.

Kenwright said: "He has been one of our greatest ever signings and will become one of the game's greatest managers.

"David and his players have given us the opportunity not only to challenge for European football's biggest honour but also once more to walk with a spring in our step and a smile on our faces.

"His own quest for perfection will only drive him on to greater achievements. The man is the most extraordinary manager and man. He's a psychologist, a psychiatrist, he leaves no stone unturned.

"He is a real miracle man if ever there was one. He has consistently throughout the season turned negatives into positives.

"He is extraordinarily committed, focused, driven and talented - all attributes that make up a great manager. He has written his own place in Everton folklore."

Moyes, who signed a three-year extension to his contract in November which will keep him at Goodison Park until 2009, is the first man to win the LMA award twice.

Everton have made new contract offers to seven players who can leave on Bosman frees this summer - Leon Osman, David Weir, Alessandro Pistone, Steve Watson, Duncan Ferguson, Alan Stubbs and Gary Naysmith - and have asked for replies in a fortnight.

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