Moyes can lead Everton into the Champions League, says Fellaini

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini backs David Moyes to guide the Toffees into the Champions League next season

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Marouane Fellaini has scored 12 Premier League goals this season Photo: EA Sports, via Flickr

Marouane Fellaini has backed Everton manager David Moyes to lead the Toffees to Champions League qualification.

The Merseyside outfit kept their top-four bid alive with a hard-fought draw at Arsenal on Tuesday night, leaving Moyes’s men four points behind the Gunners.

Everton qualified for the Champions League in 2005 before being eliminated by Villarreal in the final qualifying round, with the Toffees failing to secure a fourth-place finish since that loss.

But Fellaini believes Moyes, whose contract is set to expire in the summer, is the right man to guide Everton into Europe’s premier club competition ahead of their clash against Sunderland on Saturday.

“In 10 years he has made the club stronger and has positioned us just outside the top four or five clubs,” said Fellaini.

“We don’t have the same budget as Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea or Tottenham either, yet we are still doing well.

“Playing in the Champions League would be great. We have a good team and I don’t think we are far from it. But we have to work hard and win our games.”

Fellaini has scored 11 goals in 26 appearances for this season, taking his tally to 32 goals in all competitions after joining in 2008.

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