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Everton boss Moyes 'amazed' by Bundesliga

With German football dominating the headlines, the Toffees manager expresses his admiration for the approach taken to the game in Germany

Everton manager David Moyes has heaped praise on the Bundesliga as reports continue that he could be tempted by a move to Germany in the summer.

The long-serving Toffees boss is out of contract at the end of the season and talk of him leaving the Merseyside club has been growing ever since he declined to pledge his future to the club, while German clubs have made headlines with Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund's Champions League exploits.

"When I've been to see games in Germany, I've been amazed with the atmosphere," Moyes told The Guardian. "People talk about the atmosphere in the Premier League but over there it is incredible.

"Nearly every club has a modern, up-to-date, stadium. The ticket prices aren't outrageous and nearly every game in sold out."

One of the reasons behind the success of the Bundesliga is due to the revolutionary '50+1' rule, created to ensure that an owner cannot gain control of more than 49 percent of a club, ensuring that the key majority and voting power remains with the fans and members.

As a result of this, ticket prices have been kept to a minimum, profits have been put back into clubs to promote youth development and facilities have been modernized.

"I think that the 50+1 rule is encouraging," enthused Moyes. "There have been different winners of the league in recent years. I know Bayern Munich scaled it this season but Dortmund won it last year and it wasn't long ago Schalke won it and Bayer Leverkusen came close.

"Their youth teams and the way they develop player has been good, the Germans have been really good in how they've got their league right."

Despite the Glaswegian's enthusiasm for German football, he insisted that his mind remains open and that a decision regarding his future has not yet been made, concluding: "I've always said I wouldn't have a problem managing abroad and would want that opportunity in time but it's not my main ambition."


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