Five destinations for David Moyes who is ready to return
With the news that former Manchester United manager David Moyes is ready to return to football, Coral have identified five possible destinations he could end up at.
Although he admitted he’s enjoying time out, he also feels that there is success ahead of him from a professional perspective.
“I’m ready to go,” said Moyes. “I’ve no time-scale. I’m enjoying the break but I’m a football man and I want to work. I feel my best years are ahead of me and I do feel I am still a young manager. I’ve lots to learn and lots I want to put into practice.
“I think I am better-equipped to take over a job like Manchester United now than even when I did take over because I’ve had a chance to see what happens, what goes on,” continued the Scot.
“I felt I was ready when I left Everton, but obviously when you get in you see things and you realise that experience and knowledge you can only get from being in the job. But unfortunately I only got nine months.”
Bearing that in mind, we rate the likelihood of his next possible job.
Newcastle United: Chances 5/5
The Magpies fans are steadily running out of patience with current boss Alan Pardew, and are also wondering what owner Mike Ashley’s stance on the club is, with him being linked to buying Rangers.
Moyes, however, would suit Newcastle, who have odds of 6/1 with Coral for a top 10 finish. When he took over Everton, they were a club flirting with relegation, and he turned them into a consistent top seven side.
Rangers: Chances 4/5
Perhaps outside of the box, though many Scottish managers would have to seriously consider an offer from one of the biggest clubs in the country. If Ashley does end up owning the club, a move for a manager who supported the team as a boy, despite playing for rivals Celtic could turn out to be a masterstroke.
Leicester City: Chances 2/5
Although manager Nigel Pearson has done nothing wrong, the club’s Asian owners may recognise Moyes as the manager that can take the Foxes, who are 5/2 for a top 10 finish, to the next level. Many were shocked when Southampton fired Nigel Adkins from nowhere and replaced him with Mauricio Pochettino a few years back; however, the decision worked wonders.
Stoke City: Chances 3/5
If Mark Hughes continues to struggle to pick up points with the Potters, in Moyes, the club would have a natural successor. The style of football that Moyes likes his teams to play would suit Stoke, and would be a system most of the players are used to, with Tony Pulis implementing a similar approach.
Bolton Wanderers: Chances 1/5
Following Dougie Freedman’s dismissal, the Trotters are in need of a manager and, although Moyes managed in the second tier of English football with Preston North End, it is unlikely that he will drop down, unless he relishes the challenge. He currently has odds of 33/1 to take the job at the Lancashire based outfit.