Moyes has been at the helm for a decade, but has just five months left on his current contract.
His frustration is clear.
He said: "I would hope that if we made the Champions League, I would get an awful lot more money to spend on players for at least a couple of years.
"I think it would enable us to keep our progress going in the right direction. To really transform the club, to make things really go through the roof, we would probably need a new owner. But what worries me is that, just to keep the progress going, we need more money.
"There's a big pay cheque coming for all Premier League clubs next year because of the new television deal. But to have Champions League money as well would be a big lift. It could really change what happens.