Originally Posted by Mackemansj1
Hes one of the best managers in the league, i put what hes done with everton up there with what wenga has done over the years at arsenal. To get everton into europe into cup finals and most season finishing in the top ten having spent fuck all with a club that seems to be falling apart behind him is unreal achievement.
He took big gambles on players who came from the championship like Jagielka, Lescott and Cahill and has reaped the rewards.
£5m for Baines, £4m for Jagielka, £2m for Arteta, £1.5m for Cahill, £3.5m for Neville, £3m for Howard, £150k for Coleman - some great buys there.
Actually, having looked they have spent some dosh in recent years. £15m for Fellaini, £6.2m on Heitinga, £9m for Bilyaletdinov, £5m for Distin, £11.25m for Yakubu.