Former Premier League manager Lawrie Sanchez has exclusively told Football FanCast that David Moyes was in talks about returning to Everton back in 2019.
Moyes spent 11 years at Goodison Park before eventually leaving to become the Manchester United boss once Alex Ferguson retired back in 2013.
Six years later, however, Sanchez claims that the Scotsman came close making the switch back to Merseyside.
Having led West Ham to a 13th-place finish during his first spell at the London Stadium before getting the sack, Moyes had been out of management for around 18 months.
And with Everton sacking Marco Silva following their poor start to the 2019-2020, the ex-Northern Ireland boss said that Moyes was being considered to replace the Portuguese.
However, less than three weeks after Silva was removed from his position at Goodison Park, the Toffees appointed Carlo Ancelotti as his replacement following Duncan Ferguson’s unbeaten stint as caretaker.
As for Moyes, who’s been linked with a return to Everton in recent weeks, he went back to West Ham for his second spell later that month and guided the club to safety before bringing European football back to east London last season.
But it could have been so different for the 58-year-old manager, according to Sanchez.
He told Football FanCast:
“As I understand it, before Ancelotti went there, they were talking to him about going there.”