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Will Everton be challenging for title before Liverpool?

There’s barely been anything between Liverpool and Everton in the Premier League this season. The Reds may have got off to a flyer but have been plagued by inconsistency, while the Toffees have been solid throughout the campaign, despite spending far less on new players than their city rivals. However, don’t try telling David Moyes that the club don’t have any ambitions, they only want to be challenging for the title in the next few seasons, according to an interview in the Daily Mail.

“I don’t want to be known for near misses, when I took over, we were a club settling for avoiding relegation and that had to change.

“Now, there is a danger we are starting to settle for being glorious failures and I’m not having that, either.

“There is another five or six-year plan ready to be implemented, but this one is going to be a lot more expansive.

“When I signed my first contract, I explained the points that needed taking up. Bill went along with them and we are now much closer to being a Champions League team, but I am looking to kick on now.

“The future, as I see it, is being with a club who match my ambition and that means keeping our best players and adding even better ones.

“We need to be in semi-finals and finals regularly, just as we need to be competing at the top of the league year in, year out. “

It’s very nice to see Everton going about things in a progressive manner. Under David Moyes, transfers have been made carefully in order to improve the squad and see them rise slowly up the table. The next step is set to be a huge one, especially when you consider the relative squad sizes and financial clout of Manchester United and Chelsea. However, Arsene Wenger has shown what can be achieved while still balancing the books – can the Toffees really become Premier League title winners within the next decade.

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