Everton boss Moyes: I hope Premier League owners respect British managers

Everton boss David Moyes was disappointed by Southampton's dismissal of Nigel Adkins.

Everton boss David Moyes was disappointed by Southampton's dismissal of Nigel Adkins.

Moyes believes that Adkins’ sacking is also a blow for British managers and a consequence of the new money that has arrived in the Premier League over the last decade.

The 49-year-old has never been sacked in 15 years as a manager, working at Preston and Everton.

He said: “I hope it doesn’t have too big an effect on British managers. I would hate to think that people don’t respect British managers because one of the best in the world is British.

“A lot of time and effort goes into being a coach or a manager. People think it’s a great job and it is really well paid. But you put in years on the Pro-licence. You spend years coaching, getting your badges.

“When you’re doing OK, most people expect to stay in work. From a distance, Nigel looked as if he deserved to stay in his job.”

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