EVERTON defender Phil Jagielka believes departing manager David Moyes will leave behind a great platform for his successor to build on.
And the Toffees captain-elect, taking over the armband on a full-time basis next season with Phil Neville also leaving, thinks the new man's first phone call should be to Old Trafford to thank the newly installed Manchester United boss.
"The guy has been here 11 years and has transformed the playing staff, the coaching staff, the facilities from top to bottom," said the centre-back.
"He has probably had the best squad he's had for a long time but he is still leaving that behind and we are looking forward to next season."
The England international said it was impossible to assess just how big a void Moyes' departure would leave.
"That's a question I can't answer. At the moment he has done a lot for the club but he is leaving it in a great state.
"For the manager who comes in his first phone call should probably be to David Moyes to thank him for the squad he put together."