David Moyes already has an excellent record against the manager who'll be his local rival from 2013/14 onwards.
Everton's results vs Manchester City from 2009-2013 are as follows:
Goals scored: 12
Goals conceded: 5
probably helps explain his early move into coaching, as a player-manager at Preston North End (then Division Two), aged 35.
Pedigree with Preston
When he first took the reins at PNE, in January 1998, the Lancashire club were in danger of dropping down to the fourth tier of English football. Barely two years later, Moyes guided North End to the 1999/2000 Division Two title, clear of regional rivals Burnley by seven points. The following season, with almost the same squad, Moyes’ Preston came within a whisker of promotion to the Premier League.
Loyal and experienced
Moyes has been at Everton for more than 11 years, making him the third-longest serving manager in the Premier League after Sir Alex and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. As Sir Alex once said admiringly, “David has had to contend with not having a strong financial structure. He has had to get the best out of the players he has had available and he has done an amazing job.” The average length of service for a Premier League manager is less than four seasons.