Football - Jagielka: Moyes helped me progress

Phil Jagielka believes he repaid former manager David Moyes for the faith shown in him at Everton.

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As Moyes continues to make his presence felt at Manchester United, where his reshaping of the coaching staff continues, defender Jagielka is still waiting to discover who will be his new club boss at Goodison Park.

However, Jagielka's presence at St George's Park this week as part of an England squad gearing up for friendlies against Republic of Ireland and Brazil underlines the progress made by the 30-year-old since he moved to Merseyside six years ago.

Jagielka feels loyalty is a two-way procedure, though, and in that sense he is happy with his contribution under Moyes.

"I have had two managers in my career," he said.

"Neil Warnock gave me a chance to play in the game, David Moyes gave me a chance to play at a higher level, coached me to a better level and helped my game progress.

"Over the last six years he has taken me from possibly being a Premier League defender to playing some games for England. But I would also like to think I put myself on the line for him as well.

"That is why we did so well as a club during the time he was there."

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