Money alone is not enough, says Moyes after Eriksson fiasco

By Alex Montgomery

Last updated at 23:33 03 May 2008

David Moyes has warned the Premier League's new breed of super-rich owners that no amount of money can buy a short-cut to the Champions League. Everton boss Moyes, who has taken the Goodison Park outfit to the brink of the top four on a shoestring budget, admits he has been stunned by Sven Goran Eriksson's brutal treatment at Manchester City.

The former England

coach is facing the sack

at Eastlands, despite

achieving owner

Thaksin Shinawatra's

target of a top-10 finish

this season.

David Moyes

REALITY: Moyes says you need time to make teams winners

But with Shinawatra

set to swing the axe in a

bid to secure a

Champions League spot

within two years, Moyes

admits that money alone

will not be enough to

overhaul the current Big

Four. He said: "If a

billionaire owner is

going to come in and

only give a manager

money, it won't be

enough. It really needs

to be tagged along with

time and three or four

years to do it.

"But when people come

in and spend big money,

sometimes it becomes a

situation where there

has to be an instant hit.

"It's an impossible

situation because

nobody given the money

can make it all gel and

work straightaway. You

need time and the

chance to see it through.

"If you give somebody

£100million, I don't

know if that will get you

in the top four in the

Premier League next


"Manchester United,

Liverpool and Chelsea

have taken time plus

money to get to where

they are now."

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