Brown said: "Confidence is soaring here at the moment but we are not getting ahead of ourselves. It is a long season and we are coming up against one of the bigger clubs in the Premier League.
"David Moyes has done a fantastic job, especially last season when he almost got them into the top four. I know Dave very well and he is a very strong character and very opinionated. His teams are strong mentally, too.
"I'd like to emulate what Dave has done. He deserves everything he gets for what he's done at Everton."