Former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes looks set to make a return to the Premier League, according to reports.
David Moyes has reportedly been approached by Newcastle United to replace Steve McClaren as the club’s manager, according to the Telegraph.
Newcastle United have won just six of the 29 games played under Steve McClaren, and currently lie 19th in the Premier League table. And with only a handful games remaining, Newcastle have issues an ‘SOS’ to David Moyes, who they’ve identified as the club’s ideal savior from relegation.
Although David Moyes has experienced failed managerial spells at ‘gigantic’ Manchester United and Real Sociedad in Spain, his achievements at Everton can not be overlooked. He not only performed well at Everton, but performed well enough to convince the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson that he was the right man to take the helm at Old Trafford.
And apart from Sir Alex, David Moyes does have a few other ‘powerful’ admirers – one of them being Mike Ashley – the owner of Newcastle United, who believes the Newcastle job ‘appeals’ to the Scotsman.
However, McClaren has insisted that he won’t be resigning as Newcastle’s manager, and intends to fight till the end.
“No way. That’s for other people to decide,” answered McClaren, when asked about resigning.
“I’ve got enough experience, I’ve been through this kind of thing before and that’s the perils of being a manager.
“Am I the right man for the job? You’ll have to ask them [the club hierarchy]. I can’t control that. Will I still be here next week? I hope so. I understand the frustrations of supporters, damn right I do. We have enough in us to get out of trouble, but if we play like we did today, then we won’t.”
Though McClaren has no intention of leaving by himself, owner Mike Ashley, with the help of managing director Lee Charnley, is ‘ready to intervene’ and take matters into his own hands, and sack McClaren to save the Magpies from relegation.