Friday, 18th April, 2014

Everton boss Roberto Martinez believes David Moyes will be heartily welcomed by the Toffees fans when he makes a return to Goodison Park with Manchester United on Sunday.

After spending 11 years at the helm of the Toffees, the Scottish manager joined champions Manchester United following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in the summer of 2013 and Martinez took the reins of Everton from Wigan Athletic.

The Red Devils, currently seventh in the Premier League, have had a forgettable season since then and have already lost to Everton at Old Trafford, while the Blues, sitting fifth in the table, have shone under the Spanish boss and are now battling Arsenal for a place in the Champions League next year.

But Martinez feels the supporters will remember the foundations Moyes laid for the club’s present run of success and will be glad to have him back at the Merseyside club.


"I'm sure he will [receive a warm welcome]. His job at Everton deserves that. His work has been terrific”, he was quoted as saying by ITV.

"We all know he's the Manchester United manager now and I'm sure that reception will be very much different but as a former Everton manager, every Evertonian has got great memories of the job that he did.

"We are a club full of integrity and style, we are a proper football club, so we will show the respect to David Moyes and what he's done at our football club", the 40-year-old added.

With just four games to go this league season, Everton will try to put their best foot forward to make it to the top four when they face Southampton, Manchester City and Hull City over the next few weeks.

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