The Doc’s Prescription - The ‘Pound for Pound’ best

Everton manager David Moyes on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match at the Goodison Park, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday December 28, 2009. See PA story SOCCER Everton. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.
Everton manager David Moyes on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match at the Goodison Park, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday December 28, 2009. See PA story SOCCER Everton. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

I AM a big fan of Everton manager, David Moyes, and not just because of the latest set of statistics which claim to show that he’s the best value for money boss in the Premiership.

This particular set of figures look at the money spent by the clubs and divides it by the total amount of points gained since their current owners took over.

This means that since 2004, Everton have gained a total of 415 points at a cost of £48,000 per point.

It will come as no surprise that Man City’s 188 points since 2008 have come at a cost of £5.3 million per point.

These stats will mean very little to the ordinary fan, but it does underline the incredible job Moyes has done with very modest funds at his disposal.

The Scot might have to buy in the bargain basement end of the player market, but most of his purchases turn out well and he seems to inspire intense loyalty from his squad.

Moyes is also known to be an ardent fan of a good youth system and depends on young players graduating through the ranks.

Players like Seamus Coleman bought for a minute fee (by Premiership standards) shows that Moyes is not afraid to take a chance on players from lower leagues and that he will give them a proper chance.

If any of the top bosses retire at then clubs must surely look at the man who consistently has done so much with so little.

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