Joan Moyes was the mother of David Moyes, a well-known football manager. She had always been a strong supporter of her son’s career attending his matches. Joan has been a constant presence in David’s life, providing him with love and a kept her family close. She was married to David Sr, was a scout at Everton and previously a coach at Drumchapel Amateurs. Joan was a devout Christian who would often discuss religion with Alan Comfort and Graham Daniels with her son, David Moyes.
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Who Is Joan Moyes?
Joan Moyes hailed from Portrush in Northern Ireland and worked in clothes stores in Glasgow. She had always dreamed of starting her own clothing boutique and after years of saving and planning, she finally took the leap and opened her own shop in the heart of the city. Joan’s passion for fashion and her talented eye for style quickly caught attention and her boutique became famous.
She was proud to have turned her love for clothes into a successful business. With her work, she always always took care of her succesful son, David Moyes who is a Scottish professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Premier League club West Ham United.
Joan Moyes tied knot with David Sr, was a scout at Everton and previously a coach at Drumchapel Amateurs, where Moyes began his career. His full-time occupation was as a pattern-maker and later a lecturer at Anniesland College in North Glasgow.
Joan Moyes’ Son
Joan Moyes’ son David Moyes succeeded Ferguson as manager of Manchester United, in June 2013. Moyes, a Glasgow native, began his playing career in 1978 with the Icelandic club ÍBV’s youth squad, spending six months there.
Moyes had a successful career that included playing for several teams, mostly as a center-half. He finished with Preston North End after spending 24 league games and winning a championship with Celtic.
After more than 530 league games during his career, Moyes became a coach at Preston and eventually advanced to assistant manager before taking over as manager in 1998. On 14 March 2002, Moyes joined Everton and at his unveiling press conference, declared that Everton were ‘The People’s Club’ on Merseyside. He said,
“I am from a city (Glasgow) that is not unlike Liverpool. I am joining the people’s football club. The majority of people you meet on the street are Everton fans. It is a fantastic opportunity, something you dream about. I said ‘yes’ right away as it is such a big club.”
He spoke in favour of merging the English and Scottish football league pyramids, in April 2021. He provided some commentary for selected matches for BBC Radio 5 Live, during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He is a co-owner of Ginger McCain’s racehorse Desert Cry.