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David Moyes: Ten Years As Everton Manager (GALLERY)

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David Moyes is the third longest-serving manager in the Premier League, after Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger
David Moyes is the third longest-serving manager in the Premier League, after Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger

David Moyes will be waking up feeling blue rather than singing the blues on the morning of his 10th anniversary as Everton manager.

Steven Gerrard extinguished the 10 candles on the Scot's cake before they had barely been lit with a first Merseyside derby hat-trick since 1982.

A 3-0 defeat to Liverpool was Moyes' worst on the red side of Stanley Park, extending his winless run at Anfield to 11 games.

Moyes made a surprising six changes to the side which beat Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, seemingly with an eye on the weekend's FA Cup quarter-final clash with Sunderland.

Nevertheless, the Glaswegian deserves immense credit for his loyalty and longevity at Goodison Park. A total of 88 managers have left Premier League clubs since Moyes' March 2002 appointment.

Upon his arrival in L4 from Preston North End, he described Everton as "the people's club". It is a phrase that the club have embraced and used as an official motto.

So in tribute to the rare feat of lasting 10 years at one football club in the 21st century, here's a rundown of the Moe Syzlak lookalike's tenure by the Mersey:

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