The former manager says his Toffees team is a bit off asking for trophies
David Moyes says Everton was just a step away from the challenge for Premier League fame during his tenure.
Moyes was responsible for the club for 11 years and secured six top six finishes during his time with the Toffees.
Trophies, however, were elusive as Everton was unable to win meaningful silver before the Scottish coach moved to Manchester United in 2013 to replace Sir Alex Ferguson.
The club only lost seven games in the last season of Moyes, but goals scored the club only 55 times in a season where the manager felt that the team could have achieved more.
"I've been here eleven and a half years and I think when we finished we had a great team and I think our style was as good as any other," Moyes told Sky Sports.
"We were probably a center forward from the contenders for the Premier League.
We had Mikel Arteta, Steven Pienaar, Leighton Baines, Seamus Coleman, Sylvain Distin, Phil Jagielka, you could go on with the players we had. It was a great team. "
Everton bought Romelu Lukaku shortly after Moyes's departure, and the Belgian's subsequent Manchester United departure signaled the club starting big issues.
From a distance, Moyes was less convinced of the club's transfer decisions in recent seasons.
"I think it's good that they spent money, but we have committed fantastic players with a great attitude, we had a great ethos in the club and what the club stood for – I think they went away a bit from that," Moyes said.
"I do not know who made all the signatures in the last few years, whether it was the owner, the sports director or the coach, but I know it was me when I was here, and I was always supported by Bill Kenwright.
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"There are a lot of players coming in and I'm not sure I would play them all as Everton players, but for example, Richarlison was a great player for Watford last season and he has a good chance. " to improve.
"You have to be hungry, with a desire and energy, but you have to have a style that you can play in. You're under pressure, the crowd is demanding, but they also want to see you are committed."
Moyes recently announced that he would be interested in the US national team job after leaving West Ham in May.