Moyes must be Everton's first signing of the summer
SOME will say a midfielder, others may suggest pursuing a forward but, in my view, Everton's main signing this summer must be the man who prowls the technical area.
There has been a lot of talk recently about whether the manager will put his name to a new deal, but I don't really see how there can be any doubt about him not doing so - he and Everton are the perfect match.
David is the right man at the right club. He knows the expectations of the supporters and he understands the history - I'll never forget him emphasising to James Beattie when he signed how the crowd here love their strikers and had such a great tradition.
It's little things like that which confirm how much he has bought into the place himself and could you honestly imagine anyone else being in charge of the team at this moment ? Exactly. That's why he needs to be tied down on another long term deal.
It has taken time but, finally, Everton are established as a top six club and now David will be looking to take the next step. I can guarantee that nobody will be working harder than he to make it happen.
All being well, that deal will be penned shortly after the final ball of the campaign has been kicked and then I'm sure he will begin the search to make a couple of additions to his backroom staff.
Andy Holden, Chris Woods and Jimmy Lumsden have all helped fill the void left by Alan Irvine's departure. But another body is needed there, someone who can help ease some of the demands on the manager's time.
He is not the type of person who can do anything at less than 100 per cent. He is one of the first at the training ground every morning and normally doesn't leave until late in the evening. The success he has had has got nothing to do with good fortune.
Of course, what he has done at Goodison Park will have made other clubs sit up and take notice but, if and when the time comes for him to move, the only place he will be going is up - moving to a Newcastle or Tottenham, say, would be going sideways or down.
Hopefully, though, that scenario will not happen for some time and I've no doubts that Bill Kenwright will have matters in hand.
What's more, signing the core of the squad on long deals shows he is planning for the future.
The one thing he wants to do more than anything else is bring a piece of silverware back and, all being well, that will happen in the next couple of years. First things first, however. Let's see that contract signed once and for all.