JORDAN PICKFORD has been urged to resist the temptation to move on from Everton.
The England keeper, 24, is tipped to step up to a Champions League club after his World Cup heroics.
Moyes — who made Pickford his Sunderland No1 ahead of Vito Mannone when he was only 22 — said: “I think Everton is the right club for Jordan.
“It’s a big club, he’s only just moved and I would say to him it would be stupid to even consider another move if there was to be an option for him.
“I think it will help him being at Everton because he will get enough work and he’s got a chance to develop without every single thing he does being scrutinised.
“He is still young and he just needs to keep getting his games in. The last thing he needs to bother about is any speculation.
“If you go to the World Cup and do as well as he has done, you’ve shown you can stand on any stage.
“But all he needs to do is go back to Everton, keep working and look to improve. Don’t let anything slip, don’t be complacent.
“At the moment he is a young player who has played very well. But the key to being a top player is going back and performing just as well.”
Moyes believes Pickford could be England’s No1 for the next decade — providing he maintains his professionalism on and off the pitch.
When he was at Sunderland, the Scot warned his stopper — who enjoyed a drink and junk food — to keep an eye on his diet.
And while Moyes is impressed with how Pickford has got himself into shape, he says he must not let his standards slip and even advised him to hire his own chef.
He said: “Near enough everybody accepts him as England’s No1 now and, at the age he is, that shows how good he is.
“But there’s also a chance that if he does it right, there is longevity for him. He could easily be England’s No1 for the next ten years.
“He was always going to reach the top level because he’s got the ability.
“It was always about him putting the hours in, making sure he eats well and lives well.
“He looks much leaner now and he’s got himself in really good physical condition. But now it is up to him to maintain and improve on his standards.
“So many of the players now have their own chef and that might be one of the things Jordan could do if he’s looking to gain that one per cent extra.”
Moyes admits he was particularly impressed with the “maturity” the keeper showed in Russia and the way he handled the extra scrutiny of a World Cup.
Pickford was criticised for his performance in the group-stage defeat to Belgium, with rival stopper Thibaut Courtois even mocking his height.
But the 6ft 1in ace bounced back to star in England’s last-16 penalty shootout win over Colombia, then again in the quarter-final victory over Sweden.
Moyes added: “I was impressed with his maturity. Goalkeepers quite often are a bit older when they are at their best, they are certainly nearer their 30s.
“So for Jordan to be going into the team so young is a big thing. He handled a bit of criticism very well and he bounced back. He grew in stature as the tournament went on.
“His height was never a concern to me at Sunderland because I saw how good Tim Howard was at Everton.
“Jordan just needs to continue working on what he’s good at.
“They are not going to be able to put him on a stretching machine and make him 6ft 3in. He won’t be able to come and pluck everything out of the sky.
“But what he’s very good at is his agility and his speed around the box and his quickness. He’s a great shot-stopper and his distribution is good.
“My memories go back to when Joe Hart was at Shrewsbury and he developed from being a boy into a man when he left and went to Manchester City.
“His body changed, he got slimmer and became more athletic. That’s what Jordan needs to aim to do as well.
“He needs to continue to look to improve every part of his game and he has to be hungry to do that.”