Everton boss Moyes counts his lucky stars

Everton boss David Moyes admits he is fortunate to be working in the stable atmosphere of Goodison Park compared to his West Ham counterpart Gianfranco Zola.

Everton boss David Moyes admits he is fortunate to be working in the stable atmosphere of Goodison Park compared to his West Ham counterpart Gianfranco Zola.

After steering the team through a period of financial instability, Zola now finds himself working for new owners he appears to be at odds with.

"I have been really fortunate with the people I have had here," said Moyes, whose side host West Ham on Sunday.

"Sir Philip (Carter) and Bill (Kenwright) have been great and my chairman at Preston was as well.

"Maybe I have just been lucky but managers do need a lot of support.

"It is difficult at times and what they want is people to back them and help them and get through the hard times.

"It is especially hard if you come into it, like Gianfranco has and I did, as a young manager.

"What you need is people who really support and help you, don't get too low when things are going badly and don't get too high when they are going well.

"We have seen so many people come into clubs and masquerade as people who know what they're doing in the football world, but they don't.

"We are fortunate we have got Bill at Everton - but he has admitted it would be nice if we could get a few bob more in our pocket."

Moyes is pleased Zola has chosen not to walk away from the Hammers.

Moyes added: "If you look at what Gianfranco has had to put up with - the change of people at the club and even before that when we didn't know who was in charge of it.

"Especially when you are a new, young manager, still trying to find your feet - to have the situations and the problems he has got has been difficult.

"I hoped he would see the season through and then decide. I don't know his or West Ham's business but I hope he sees it through.

"He is a very nice guy trying to do his best. I'm sure if he gets the time I think he can make it work."