Moyes was still Preston boss when he saw the potential of Crouch. And although he was also interested in the striker when he left Liverpool and Portsmouth, Crouch's connections to Anfield made that a non-starter.
"I've always had a lot of respect for him and he's proven to be a top manager ever since.
"I have a lot of respect for Everton as a club. They haven't had great results recently but they've always played above their means without spending the kind of money of other clubs, and they're still the only side to break up the top four in the last few years.
"They are a good example for us because that's what we're trying to do at Spurs now."