David Moyes factfile
Ex Celtic player managed Preston and Everton
David Moyes gestures as Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers looks on during the League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield in May. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
1963: Born April 25 in Glasgow.
1980: Signs professional forms with Celtic.
1981: Plays against Juventus in the European Cup and represents Scotland Youth.
1982: Picks up a Scottish Premier League winner’s medal.
1983: With chances limited at Parkhead, heads to England and Cambridge United.
1985: Moves to Bristol City.
1987: Signs for Shrewsbury.
1990: Moves back to Scotland with Dunfermline.
1993: After a brief spell at Hamilton, joins Preston in September.
1994: Captains North End in the Division Three play-off final defeat by Wycombe at Wembley.
1995: Preston finish fifth again in the Third Division, but lose to Bury in the semi-finals of the play-offs.
1996: North End are promoted after winning the Third Division title. Moyes takes an active role in coaching and is eventually appointed assistant to Gary Peters.
1998: January — surprise choice to take over manager’s job when Peters switches roles to oversee the Centre of Excellence.
May — Preston finish 15th in Division Two.
1999: North End finish fifth and reach the semi-finals of the Nationwide Division Two play-offs, where they are beaten by Gillingham.
2000: Preston romp to the Second Division championship, racking up 95 points.
2001: The Lilywhites finish a surprise fourth in Nationwide Division One. Moyes takes Preston to within 90 minutes of the Premiership, but they lose out to Bolton in the play-off final.
August — North End are thrashed 5-0 at Gillingham on opening day of the new Nationwide League season.
2002: March 13 — Approached by Everton to replace sacked boss Walter Smith.
March 15 — Becomes new Everton manager. Moyes makes an instant impact as Everton win three of their first four matches under his leadership. They escape relegation, finishing seven points above third-bottom Ipswich.
December 5 — With Everton fifth in the Premiership after four successive 1-0 wins in November, Moyes is named manager of the month — the first Everton boss to land such an award for more than three years.
2003: January — Everton suffer surprise 2-1 loss to Third Division Shrewsbury in FA Cup third round.
May — Everton beaten on final day of season by Manchester United and Blackburn take final Uefa Cup place. Moyes named League Managers’ Association manager of the year for the first time
2004: The promise of Moyes’ first full season in charge fades and the debt-ridden club spend the tail-end of the 2003-04 campaign battling against relegation.
May — Everton escape relegation but their 5-1 defeat on final day of season sees them finish 17th.
August — Everton bow to pressure and sell star striker Wayne Rooney to Manchester United in a deal worth up to £27million.
September — Everton make encouraging start to season and climb to third in Premiership with 1-0 win over Middlesbrough.
November 12 — With Everton still third after 12 games, Moyes agrees new five-year contract.
2005: May — Everton break the big-four cartel by finishing fourth in the Premier League, above city rivals Liverpool, to qualify for the Champions League. Moyes is named LMA manager of the year for the second time in three years.
August — Everton’s Champions League ambitions end at the earliest opportunity as they are beaten in qualifying by Spain’s Villarreal.
September — Things get worse for Moyes as Everton are hammered 5-1 by Dinamo Bucharest and crash out of the Uefa Cup as well.
October — Everton’s league form mirrors their European disaster and they sit bottom of the league, resulting in calls for Moyes’ head in some quarters.
2006: May — The Toffees stick with Moyes and recover to finish 11th.
2007: May: Steers Everton into the UefaCup with a sixth-place finish.
December 12: Everton beat eventual Uefa Cup winners Zenit St Petersburg 1-0 at Goodison Park in a Uefa Cup group stage match.
2008: March 12: The Blues lose on penalties to Fiorentina in the Uefa Cup last 16.
May: Everton finish fifth to qualify for the Uefa Cup again.
September 29: Admits FA charge of improper conduct in relation to an incident against Stoke on September 14th.
October 2: Everton crash out of the Uefa Cup in the first round to Standard Liege.
October 14: Signs new five-year contract at Everton.
2009: April — Everton reach the final of the FA Cup with a semi-final victory over Manchester United, but eventually miss out on the trophy to Chelsea.
2012: Everton finish the 2011/12 season above arch-rivals Liverpool in the Premier League table for the first time in seven years.
2013: May 9: Everton announce Moyes will leave the club at the end of the season.