Naysmith tips Moyes for Scotland
By Peter O`Rourke. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
EVERTON defender Gary Naysmith believes his Goodison Park boss David Moyes would be a perfect a choice to manage Scotland one day.
Naysmith, who is set to start Wednesday's friendly with the Republic of Ireland, is full of admiration for his fellow Scotsman Moyes and what he has achieved at Goodison Park in such a short space of time.
Moyes has helped transform Everton from relegation strugglers last season into Champions League hopefuls this term and Naysmith feels the former Preston manager would have ambitions to coach his country.
The former Hearts ace believes Moyes is the ideal candidate to lead his country at some point in the future.
"I think he could do it and I would imagine he would like to do it," Naysmith told the Scotsman.
"He is still in the early stages at Everton and wants to build the club back up to be one of the top teams in England again. But he is very patriotic, he makes that clear in the changing room, that he is Scottish through and through.
"He knows where he wants to go and that's what he aims for. I think he has it all panned out and nothing will sidetrack him from that."
Naysmith has been impressed by the work of Moyes and feels he has helped him become a better player.
"He is really organised, thorough in everything he does," said Naysmith. "He goes about everything the right way.
"On a personal note, he speaks to you after every game and tells you what you did wrong, what you did well and that really helps you as a player.
"This has probably been my best season in terms of getting a consistent run in the team, staying injury free, and that helps you improve as a player."