David Moyes could make a unexpected return to football, as Everton root around to replace struggling Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park, reports the Mirror.
The Dutchman has only managed two wins out of thirteen matches this season, not to mention their dreadful run in the Europa League, where they find themselves at the bottom of Group E after three matches.
The pressure on Koeman is immense, especially after the uncharacteristic spending of £150 million last summer. Still, the Merseysiders find themselves limping in the 16th place of the Premier League table after eight games.
Asked whether he was under more scrutiny than before, the Dutch coach said: “Of course. If the team is not winning and if the team is not performing what maybe they can then it’s always the manager and the final decision is by the board and that’s not by myself. I’m strong, I’m trying to do everything and if the board thinks I am not the right man on this position then they will tell me.”
Meanwhile, David Moyes looks the most favourable candidate to replace Koeman, despite his dismal periods at United, Real Sociedad, and Sunderland, as he has experience with the Toffees for 11 long seasons. Everton could face competition for his services from the Scotland national team, however, as they too, look equally interested in the 54-year-old.
Club chairman Bill Kenwright built a strong relationship with Moyes, and he also accepted that the Scot could not turn down the United top job four years ago, which is why he holds no grudge over the tactician’s departure.
Circumstances have changed dramatically at Goodison in the 20 months since Farhad Moshiri bought a 49.9 per cent share in the club. He expected Koeman to mount a challenge for the top six and succeed in Europe, but the manager has drastically failed.
Written by Himangshu Das
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