Australia international Tim Cahill has heaped praise on boss David Moyes, labelling him the best manager going around for his accomplishments on limited resources.
After a disappointing start to the season, Moyes has reinvigorated his Everton side, leading his men to Wembley for a FA Cup semi-final clash against Merseyside rivals Liverpool.
The Toffees have been forced to sell off their most prized assets in recent years to free up funds, and attacker Cahill, 32, believes the Scotsman deserves greater praise for his achievements with the English Premier League club on such a small budget.
"Everyone can put figures on the table, but our manager has got the best record in the world when it comes to spending money and what he does for the club," Cahill told .
"As players, we have to make sure that money is well spent."
Cahill feels the love and passion players have for the club has helped turn their season around.
"We are trying to take ourselves to the next level and on Tuesday [in a 2-0 win over Sunderland] we managed to do that," he said.
"It's an amazing feeling and something so special for this club. It gives everyone a lift.
"The performance is up there with the best of them because of what it means to the fans, the players and club.
"At the start of the season, the reports were indifferent and there were a lot of people down about the football club.
"But we've had such a turnaround and, as I've said time and time again, the players love Everton and that's what has made a difference."