Moyes puts past behind him
Everton manager David Moyes will be putting past favours behind him when his side square up to Fulham.
By Amanda Cornforth
Last Updated: 15/03/08 2:05pm
Everton manager David Moyes will be putting past favours behind him when his side square up to Roy Hodgson's Fulham on Sunday.
During his time in charge of Udinese, Hodgson was a great help to Moyes when he was taking his UEFA Pro Licence several years ago.
While the Toffees boss remembers Hodgson's kindness, there will be no time for sentiment and only pleasantries will be exchanged when the pair meet at Craven Cottage.
Fulham are seriously struggling in 19th position in the Premier League, but Moyes has issues of his own as his side remain hot on the heels of city rivals Liverpool for the fourth UEFA Champions League place.
And while he wants to see Hodgson succeed with the Cottagers, Moyes hopes it can wait until after their fixture.
"Roy helped me when I was doing my pro licence four or five years ago when he was manager at Udinese," said Moyes.
"You have to do a foreign visit as part of it and I was over there with Roy and him and his wife looked after me really well.
"Udinese did as well and so I know Roy quite well.
"I wish him success and I hope he does well at Fulham but not until after my game that is for sure."
Moyes has more pressing concerns over the fitness of midfielder Tim Cahill, who was absent from the midweek Uefa Cup exit to Fiorentina with hip and foot injuries.
"I am going to wait until the last minute to see if we can get him fit," Moyes said.
"We hope he can make it but he missed the game in midweek and without Manuel Fernandes we are a bit short in midfield now."