His Premier League career came to an abrupt end just over a year ago, but it is thought that David Moyes could be set for a momentous return the England.
Newcastle United are the club in question who are looking for Moyes to step in for next season and salvage the mess John Carver will have left them in. Because if Carver in still in his job by the summer, something is seriously wrong at St. James’ Park.
They haven’t won in nine games – their best result being a 1-1 draw. against West Brom last weekend. They are teetering dangerously close to the relegation zone and their only saving grace is that the season is almost over.
Moyes’ season as Manchester United manager may not have been ideal, but the man has plenty of experience in the Premier League. In his eleven years at Everton, he kept his side in the Premier League and, mostly, in the top half. Why not give him a chance to redeem himself in the league he knows so well? It would certainly help to erase the Manchester United nightmare, if he can keep from talking about it…
But is he ready for a return to England? Things are going pretty well for him in Spain as it is. He is keeping his Real Sociedad side in the La Liga, which is what he was brought in for. La Real are currently in 12th place, and this season they have recorded big home wins over Barcelona, Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid. Well, he was good in Europe last year, wasn’t he?
If Moyes were to come back to England, surely this would be his ideal appointment. All that would truly be expected of him in his first year would be to keep Newcastle up – and he could definitely do it. One bad appointment does not necessarily make him a bad manager. He just wasn’t cut out for Manchester United. But he could save Newcastle.
Whatever Newcastle do, they need to do it fast. Carver needs to be out the door after the last day of the season. His time as manager was massively romanticised because of his links to his club, but let’s call it as it is – he simply isn’t the answer.
Moyes could well be, but Mike Ashley could have some trouble pulling him away from the sun and sangria of Spain.