James McFadden at Everton
Motherwell forward James McFadden has revealed to The Scottish Sun the advice that Sunderland manager David Moyes gave him when they worked together at Everton.
McFadden was on the books of Everton first from 2003 until 2008 and then during the 2011-12 season.
Moyes, who was recently appointed the new Sunderland manager, was in charge of the Merseyside outfit from 2002 until 2013.
Scottish forward McFadden, who is 33 years of age and was recently appointed the assistant manager by Motherwell (he will also be registered as a player) has revealed that Moyes advised him to get his coaching badges when the duo worked together at Everton.
James McFadden celebrates after scoring for Motherwell
“When Davie Moyes was at Everton he was the one who told me to get my coaching badges as you never know what could happen,” McFadden told The Scottish Sun. “I thought I was too young.
“It’s something I have always had an interest in and last year I helped Stevie Hammell and Brian Kerr with the Under-15s and I enjoyed that.”
Motherwell's James McFadden (R) in action with Roman Bugayev
Motherwell finished fifth in the Scottish Premiership last season and will be aiming to end up higher in the standings this campaign.
Everton failed to finish in the top 10 of the Premier League last season, but under new manager Ronald Koeman, the Toffees will be optimistic of a successful 2016-17 campaign.
Motherwell's James McFadden looks dejected