Moyes would consider Goodison return

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As Everton get their search underway in earnest for Roberto Martinez's replacement, David Moyes says he would be open to returning to the club as manager.

Martinez was appointed as the Scot's successor in 2013 and appeared initially to be the man capable of building on Moyes's achievements at Goodison Park and take the Toffees into the top four.

Unfortunately, his second and third seasons were hugely disappointing and he was dismissed with immediate effect on Thursday with one game remaining of the current campaign.

With Moyes out of work following his sacking from Manchester United and Real Sociedad, his name has inevitably come up in connection with the Everton post and the former Preston boss says that he would be interested seeing as there appears to be the need for a some rebuilding of the team.

"Would I consider going back? I've said if I get an exciting challenge and something that makes me feel I could get my teeth into it then I would be really interested," he said in The Times.

"When we took over we had 11 great and successful years but we also had to rebuild the club a little bit. I just think now the change has been made and Everton need to now go and do it again.

"If you give David Moyes an opportunity he tends to rebuild a club and he tends to get it going in the right direction and making sure that things are correct and I'm looking forward to getting the chance to do that again."

With ambitious billionaire investor Farhad Moshiri on board, there are real hopes among Everton supporters that the club can go out and get a top-drawer managerial appointment and, as such, Moyes would not be a popular appointment.

There was a tangible sense by the 2012-13 season that he had taken the club as far as he could so there is unlikely to be broad enthusiasm for the possibility that he could return to Everton after a three-year absence.

Meanwhile, Moyes has also been linked with the managerial vacancies at his former club Celtic and relegated Aston Villa.  

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Matthew Williams
1 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:01:33
Please God...Noooooooooo.
Michael O'Brien
2 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:05:32
Just no!
Andrew Presly
3 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:08:44

Also Andrew Presly disagrees that they were 11 great and successful years. There were about 4 good ones between 2004 - 2012. Good. Never great.

Villa Celtic or Newcastle for David Moyes. Anywhere but here or they're not getting a penny from Andrew Presly!

Mark Taylor
4 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:09:55
Never employ a manager who talks about himself in the third person....
Lyndon Lloyd
5 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:10:51
Heheh, chuckling here, Andrew. What is it with him suddenly talking about the "Royal We" and referring himself in the third person.

I wish the media would get off this bandwagon. He's not coming back unless we get truly desperate but I can't see that happening.

Steve Davies
6 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:12:02
I bet he would like to come back to us.

I cannot forgive the way he sneaked off behind our backs to talk to Utd. The grass isn't always greener Mr Moyes. We stuck by you even in the bad years and showed loyalty, you didn't.
His refusal to renew his contract which cost us a few bob in compensation also rankles me.

I wouldn't touch him with a barge pole.

Mike McLoughlin
8 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:13:33
Bloke screws us over, delaying signing a contract knowing full well he was going to utd at the end of the season. The man is no honest John. We had 11 years of mediocrity under Moyes and have to say the football was terrible, boring at best. Young players didn't get a look in unless it was absolutely dire with injuries. He was just a Walter Smith with Red Hair. Stay where ye are ya ginger minge
Steve Pugh
9 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:14:22
So what you are saying Andrew, #3, is that if David Moyes took us all the was to the Premier League title next season you wouldn't go to a single match?

Remember Ranieri was never going to win the league...

Chris Williams
10 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:20:56
He started all that referring to himself in the third person towards the end of his time with us. When he started to believe in his own publicity, and thought himself bigger and better than Everton.

How did that work out David?

His time with Everton can be split into roughly two equal parts I think. The first half was by far the better part. The second half felt progressively grim and stale, when he got a fat contract and possibly complacent , or whatever. And the football got grim and stale too. I never felt he got the best out of his players but no doubt many would disagree.

But I really hope and pray he never comes back. I honestly believe that Everton will be the pinnacle of his career when he finishes.

Brian Williams
11 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:20:59
Oh he'd be open to a return would he?

Well I for one, even allowing for my bad memory, wouldn't give him a second glance. His behaviour leading upto, and immediately after, his leaving was unprofessional to say the least.
Jog on!

Paul Tran
12 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:24:33
Oh please no. He's now so good he's talking in the third person.

If it was up to Bill, he'd be in like a flash, we'd always get top eight, win nothing, talk about the lack of money and say he's better than Martinez.

A good manager at getting the best out of decent players, builds good solid teams. Never shown me any signs of doing any more. Terrible aversion to any raising of expectations. Spent his last three years telling us we should be grateful for his 'success' rather than telling us how he was going to take us forward.

If we've got a £100m war chest, I suggest there are better managers out there. Ones that have won trophies and not been sacked from their last two jobs.

No, no, please no!

Phil Walling
13 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:31:20
He was no bullshitter , though, Mr Moyes.
Jay Wood
14 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:34:02
Most generous of you to 'consider' a return to Everton.

Only, you're not 'under consideration' for the post.

Or at least .... you bloody well better not be!

Anto Byrne
16 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:36:54
Yes absolutely fantastic appointment for the club but not as the manager possibly as a director of football. Get him out scouting for talent being a bit of a ying and yang. Probably would have saved Martinez. Who knows?
Gavin Johnson
17 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:38:04
Phil - Moyes wasn't a bullshitter, except, when he played Everton football club like fiddle over his contract. We paid him handsomely while he knew he was the next Man United boss.

No thanks. No more knives to a gunfight flannel.

Barry Jones
18 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:38:57
Lyndon, maybe he cloned himself during his time in Spain. Didn't help though did it.
Dan Aspinall
19 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:40:02
If your bird leaves you cos "the relationship isn't working" and all that, then you find out she's been shagging that horrible meathead with the Porsche up the road. She gets dumped by him not long after and goes to Spain and shacks up with some waiter for a few months but he gets rid too. 6 months later she finds out you're single again and starts talking about "how good we were together".

No thanks, Dave... you cheating slag!

Mark Burton
20 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:40:10
No thanks, DM couldn't have been in more of a hurry to fun when the Manu offer came. He couldn't handle that so we don't want him back
Jay Wood
21 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:43:16
No question Moyes told it how it was, Phil.

No complaints from me as to how he managed the club, given the hand he was dealt, in his time at EFC.

That said, there should be no way back into Everton for Moyes in ANY capacity due to his subsequent comments and conduct towards the club on joining the Mancs.

The day he is is the day we lose all sense of pride and integrity in our club.

Paul Tran
22 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:44:44
You're right, Phil, he's not a bullshitter. The real issue is whether he can do any more than build good, solid half-decent teams. Not for me.
Kevin Rowlands
23 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:51:09
Thank fuck Luvvie is no longer calling the shots or this could/would have happened. Appointing Moyes would be far to divisive, not going to happen.
Joe O'Brien
24 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:51:32
No Phil he's not. He's a moaning negative boring ginger man who had a huge grin on his face after he secured his dream job at utd, after sneaky behind the backs of his so called 'plucky Everton ' for months. That's what he. I never want to see that Fucker near our club again
Daniel Joseph
25 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:54:19
Salivating at the prospect of Moyes in the dugout and O'Neill as the Director of Football. Can't wait.
Frank Key
26 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:55:57
Get to fuck Moyes! Leicester's success this year has obliterated his bullshit 'knife to a gunfight' limited management principles.

Sacked unceremoniously from his last two positions, he is now officially a footballing dinosaur from a bygone era.

Jim Bennings
27 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:58:53
Sorry Moyesie but no, football has moved on and we have moved on as a club (at least you'd hope so).

Never go back in football, we did it with Howard Kendall and ended up nearly emphatically disgracing a great man's legacy.

Leave Moyes in the past and remember him for what he did in guiding the sinking ship back to the surface in 2002 but let's not forget the limitations, never winning at Anfield in 11 years, no wins away to the so-called top four and no trophy.

We need to make a statement with our next managerial appointment not just an act of sentiment and go back to the safe waters of hovering below the unbreakable glass ceiling, let's get a manager who can actually smash through it.

Winston Williamson
28 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:59:09
Still don't understand the boring football his last season we played some good attacking football with baines and Coleman and Pienaar and Mirallas...

He never had the money RM had either...

HOWEVER...he's a smarmy, United-loving, Fergie-bumming twat...he made his bed and he can fucking stay in it!

Eric Myles
29 Posted 14/05/2016 at 16:59:26
Paul #12, yet some would contemplate Benitez who was sacked from his last 2 jobs!!
Paul Tran
30 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:02:46
I'm not one of those people either, Eric!
David Barks
31 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:08:50
Christ people calm down. This is starting to cross over from passion to insanity with some of the stuff being spouted.

He's not some hero, but he's not worthy of this hate either. Of course he took the United job, so would just about any other manager in the world at any other club.

When he came to Everton we as a club were in a far different position than now, and so was the league. United and Arsenal, mostly United, we're winning every league title. There is a reason it was called the Big Four or Sky Four, it wasn't just Everton that couldn't crack that club. That's the way it was. There is a reason why this season has been such a shock and it's not only Leicester winning the league, it's because of the massive shake up throughout he league. It's not the norm.

Yes he was more pragmatic. But some of the football played toward the end of his time here was fantastic. It just was, and it was a hell of a lot better than what Martinez had us playing. Funnily enough, it was much like what Ranieri had his side playing, with the exception of Moyes persisting with the likes of limited players like Neville in midfield.

As I said, it's not like he was a Goodison God, but he did a very good job here, hence Ferguson naming him as his successor. He actually got a raw deal at United and Van Gaal hasn't done any better, despite Van Gaal spending hundreds of millions and Moyes not being given a transfer kitty.

Just calm down, this hatred is just a bit much. Ok, he left. So did Other managers. Or am I imagining that our beloved Kendall left us to go to Spain? The horror.

Ajay Gopal
33 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:10:30
No way for Mr. "Knives to a Gunfight", "Lucky to get out alive from Old Trafford", "(Coleman) looked like a 60,000 pound player today" to get back to managing Everton. I would rather bring back Martinez and give him another chance than have this clown as our manager!
Dennis Ng
34 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:14:15
Not welcome...Solution to these insane ideas is #JustHireEmery
Ian Burns
35 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:16:16
I was really looking forward to this period of guessing who the new manager will be but Moyes throwing his hat in the ring and now on SSN, Benetiz not ruling himself out - panic is starting to set in as for me personally, I would not like to see either of these two appointments.

I wasn't 100% on De Boer but my thinking is now the quicker we get him the better!

Where's me gin.

Liam Reilly
36 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:19:58
If he comes back, I'm done. The club made him very wealthy and he treated it with contempt during the end of his reign and at the start of his Utd role.

He had team meetings with his NEW employers whilst still being paid handsomely by Everton.

Just Fuck off.

Kevin Rowlands
37 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:20:58
DB 31, so did Fellaini and Mata join them on free transfers then? Eric also Benitez couldn't do what John Carver actually did, keep them up! Can't believe some Everton fans would even consider FSW, mind boggling.
Martin Swindley
38 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:22:11
I bet he would come back as no other decent club want him after his two last abysmal attempts since he left....

Plus I will never forgive him for his feeble attempt of poaching Baines and Fellaini for a cut price and publicly saying he would have accepted the bid!

Chris Corn
39 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:22:27
David Barks. He took the champions of England and took them to seventh in the league in 10 months..Game for game his record may be comparative but there is no denying he dismantled a dynasty that took 25 plus years to build and no one, including Fergie stood in the way when the trigger was pulled.
Anthony Jones
40 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:23:53
If he comes back I'm done with Everton.
Ajay Gopal
41 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:25:04
As for Benitez, why would we want to get in another manager from a relegated side?
Eric Holland
42 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:25:27
Darryl Ritchie
44 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:29:03
Been there. Done that.
Lee Brownlie
45 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:30:56
So.. right. Thanks for that, Davey.. see you around then. Maybe at the match (in the stands!).

And, no this isn't about 'hate' and I think anyone claiming so knows that. He did a solid job here, deserves plenty of praise for it, but we already moved on from David Moyes, just as he thought he'd moved on from us. None of it has since worked out for either party, us or him, and he's also since been sacked. Twice. Out of the running then, hopefully.

So.. let's enjoy the replays on youtube of that fastest FA Cup goal ever, thank DM for the buzz and all his hard work towards quite a few other good (close but no real cigar) days out, and then move on to find someone who might help us get that sort of hair-on-end feeling back again, but for a much longer-term future.

One 'small' thing (wibble).. talking about himself in the third person? WTF?.. ('What do you say to Mister David, Mister Hand-Sock?').. what, with Martinez' increasingly-deluded, as it became, 'Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Size 5', have our last two incumbents now totally lost the plot???

Steve Bingham
46 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:35:28
No thanks no way not ever nothing to see hear move on please
Kunal Desai
47 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:39:58
The club have witnessed how the fans have quickly turned on Martinez and influencing there decision making to sack him before season finished.
They won't want to be forced there hand again. Protests would restart and it would become even more toxic. Moyes will not be considered in my opinion.
Jim Bailey
48 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:39:59
Kev@37, it's all about opinions, and I would have him here tomorrow. There's a huge amount of work to do at Everton and I think it needs someone with experience. Don't want Moyes or Pellegrini who has to be back in his coffin before dawn, or De Boer who would be to risky.

Not much of a comparison between the Dutch league and the Premier League. Ideally Mourinho would be my first choice but can't see it happening unfortunately.

Damian Wilde
50 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:45:14
How can the years be "successful" if we won nothing?

He should never return because:

1. He was extremely annoying in his management before he left (most wanted him out) e.g. pkaying favourites, rigid style, etc.

2. His arrogant and disrespectful manner during the Baines affair

3. He has been sacked from his last two jobs
.4. He is nowhere near good enough

And NO to Rafa and Jose too!

Kevin Rowlands
51 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:53:45
Moyes, Benitez, Mourinho, all three gobshites, all three fired from their last two jobs, steer well clear Mr Mosh man.
Terry Underwood
53 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:56:16
No, Never go back... remember Howard Kendall's second spell?
We need new blood, not yesterdays leftovers reheated
Eugene Ruane
54 Posted 14/05/2016 at 17:56:40
Rearrange the following words to make a well-known phrase or sentence.

Twat. You. Moyes. Off. Miserable. Fuck. Second-rate.

By the way, you know who 'tells it like it is'?

Virtually no one.

People tell it like they think it is and if you agree with them, that becomes 'as it is.'

"Thing I like about that Richard Littlejohn talking about how much immigrants cost us, as oppose to say what corrupt banks, tax-dodging corporations and the Royals cost us, is he tells it like it is"


Jay Wood
55 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:01:47
David @ 31:

"Christ people calm down. This is starting to cross over from passion to insanity with some of the stuff being spouted... this hatred is just a bit much."

Hmmm... I think you are possibly the one who needs to calm down David.

The "stuff being spouted" in this thread is far from insane, or laced with hatred.

Many a poster acknowledge DM's good work, his straight talking and the consistently better quality of football in comparison to RM.

Many, quite accurately, recall the manner of his leaving and his subsequent comments and actions towards his employer of 11 years.

THAT's why many don't want him back. Nothing insane or hateful in that.

William Cartwright
56 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:02:14
I actually liked OFM when he was with us. I remember many games when the footy was great and the post match commentaries were entertaining. However when he left by the back door, and tried to destabilize Baines he blotted his copybook big time.

Since the Manure and Real Sociade disasters, and his still arrogant and somewhat patronizing stance of waiting for the right project to present itself , I see him as an arrogant prick who is so far up his own backside he can't see daylight.

Stay on the dole or go overseas seem to be his only options now, and that says it all.

Jay Harris
57 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:04:08
Lets be fair to Moyes he stabilized the club and had us amongst the top runners including CL and a cup final despite running on an empty pot from Kenwright.

He bought some of the best players we've seen recently for comparative peanuts Coleman,Arteta, Cahill, Jags, Distin and Stones to name but a few.

If he had had the financial support MArtinez had who knows.

He made it clear to the club he would not be renewing his contract welll in time for us to search for a suitable replacement and did not walk away from his contract like most do.

However he thought he was Johnny big time when he went to United and a different side of him came out and he looked down on the club that had looked after him for 11 years.

For that reason alone I do not want him back but please lets give the guy some credit for taking us from relegation fodder to keeping us top 6 while the likes of Hughes, Oneill, Allardyce and Pulis could not match him even with superior budgets.

Chris Corn
58 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:10:16
This poor budget thing gets bandied about a lot, yet Moyes was the 13th highest paid coach in Europe in his last contract and at every opportunity bigged up his support from the board. That's all I'm going to say really because they are the facts.
Gavin Johnson
59 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:10:21
He could come back to the club as a defensive coach. The improvement on Dennis Lawrence would be like night and day. But it's definitely a No for being our new manager. Moyes is a bottler who hasn't got the mentality to be a winner.
William Cartwright
60 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:10:24
I liked OFM when he was with us. I remember many games when the footy was great and the post match commentaries were entertaining. However when he left by the back door, and tried to destabilize Baines he blotted his copybook big time.

Since the Manure and Real Sociade disasters, and his still arrogant and somewhat patronizing stance of waiting for the right project to present itself , I see him as an arrogant prick who is so far up his own backside he can't see daylight.

Stay on the dole or go overseas seem to be his only options now, and that says it all.

William Cartwright
61 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:10:25
I liked OFM when he was with us. I remember many games when the footy was great and the post match commentaries were entertaining. However when he left by the back door, and tried to destabilize Baines he blotted his copybook big time.

Since the Manure and Real Sociade disasters, and his still arrogant and somewhat patronizing stance of waiting for the right project to present itself , I see him as an arrogant prick who is so far up his own backside he can't see daylight.

Stay on the dole or go overseas seem to be his only options now, and that says it all.

Kevin Elliott
62 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:12:29
Can't stand the prick. No no no.
Jimmy Salt
63 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:15:37
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Thanks.
And oh yeah cheeky tw@t
Max Levy
64 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:16:41
Calm down everyone. Moyes is manager whose time has gone. Nobody wants him, not even Villa. His words are those of someone who's prepared to take anything rather than nothing. He knows perfectly well he's on a downward trajectory career-wise, so he's throwing out lots of bait in the hope that someone - anyone - will bite. We can rest assured that there will be no return of this nearly man at Goodison.
Thank you David for what you did in your first years at Everton, but when you bottled it in the 2012 semi final you should have departed. You subsequently burned your bridges with your comments after you left and no, we will never forget it.
Paul Kossoff
65 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:18:28
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO. Seven times NO and a; thousand more, he walked out for a 'bigger club', well didn't turn out well for him did it?
We want a manager who will put us back in the top four and it ain't him.
Colin Glassar
66 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:20:59
"David Moyes will be back Sarah Connor".
"Who the hell are you mister?"
"Moyes, David Moyes. Sorry, wrong film".

Scary stuff indeed

Nick Entwistle
67 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:24:55
More keen for Moyes than De Boer.

Would certainly liven up ToffeeWeb. Again Moyes Appologists and the MOB fight it out only for Tony Marsh drop one of his his nuke bomb rants.

Ed Fitzgerald
68 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:26:30
The arrogance of this man knows no bounds. He conned many of you on here that finishing in the top 8 was some form of success. He is a master of, lowering expectations whilst picking up a small fortune into the bargain. Martinez rightly got the push after finishing 12th (most likely) and reaching two semi finals in the same season, not good enough. That cheeky get had 11 seasons and in his second full season finished 17th he should of been sacked then. His tenure at Man U showed all of his many limitations as a manager and some want to trust with a potential 100 million war chest ffs

If Martinez was crap at handling the fans then Moyes was a true snake oil salesman and many on here bought it, our football was for the most part of 11 years was sterile and negative. Let's move on from the past, Martinez proved not to be good enough, but neither was Moyes.

James Byrne
69 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:27:49
It will never happen as there are better candidates out there.

I just wonder what he could do with substantial funds behind him because he did recruit some great players.

Andrew Laird
70 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:30:24
We are moving on to better things David (does he remember saying that now he has come begging with his cap in hand?) we have no need for a megalomaniac with delusions of grandeur otherwise we would have kept the last fella! Get. To. Fuck.
Colin Glassar
71 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:31:59
Spot on Ed. James, while BK's still lurking around anything's possible.
Tom Bowers
72 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:33:27
No more Moyes please !
The old saying of lightening doesn't strike in the same place twice but in Moyes case he never even struck the first time.
Examples of failed returns, Kendall (RIP) Mourinho, Pienaar, Andy King (RIP) and David Johnson to name but a few.
Nick Entwistle
73 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:33:54
If Moyes did come back he'd sort out the defence and once again we'd have the best flanks in the league. Clubs now trade up in managers. Adkins to Potteccino, Mancini/Peligrini/Guadiola, Alardyce to Bilic. Two years of Moyes and then change. He could even pull something special off with having money to spend and give Everton their first dynasty.
Chris Corn
74 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:36:48
James 69, all Moyes substantial buys failed really, I suppose with the exception of Fellini. His successes were with the likes of Arteta, Pienaar (first stint) and Coleman. I wouldn't be convinced he would spend a large transfer fund correctly. We would end up with about twenty utility players at £5m each.
Ray Said
75 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:38:33
We should go into 'Walking Dead' mode-bar the gates, board up the windows and post armed sentries. Do not let him in the gates or he will spread his 'Zombie Football' (tm) virus again!!
Steve Woods
76 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:43:22
No, no, no, no,no! Just when I thought it was safe to get back in the water!!
David Barks
77 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:43:24
Chris Corn,

Really man? He bought Cahill, Baines, Lescott (who was a success and netted us a large sum when we were strapped for cash), Jagielka, Mirallas who was actually quite good before Martinez wouldn't play him, Yakuku scored goals, Andy Johnson scored us goals.

The whole point is that he really wasn't able to make "substantial buys". Fellaini was a success, that can't be debated. He bought Stones, not RM. Heitinga was our player of the year. So who are all these substantial buys that were failures, considering Fellaini was our record buy?

Steve Guy
78 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:44:58
No No No No No No Noooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!!!!

Soren Moyer
79 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:46:26
Even thinking of it makes me sick! Please go away.
Nick Entwistle
80 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:47:30
David, Beattie was a record buy and possibly Bilyayetidinov who was £9m God knows where he is now. Krodrup wasn't cheap but he did get some pre-injury success from Yakubu at £10m.
Chris Williams
81 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:51:53

Who gives a fuck about him and his buys, either good bad or indifferent?

Let it go. He's not coming back(I hope!)

Brin Williams
82 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:53:10
David Moyes says he would be 'open' to returning to the club as manager.

Of course he would be 'open' to coming back - just as he was so 'open' with us long before he fucked off to a 'bigger club'

If he is 'open' to suggestions could I perhaps very kindly tell him to sod off and find somewhere else that would welcome him with 'open' arms.

Sorry mate you had your chance, you pissed on your chips and now you can do one in the 'open' if you so wish.

James Hughes
83 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:53:16
Moyes ? fuck's sake, the man should not even be employed by Everton to park cars, never mind anything football related
Kevin Rowlands
84 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:55:13
I have to laugh at the arrogance though, he's not saying he would definitely take the job he would 'consider' it, been there done that, thanks for the memories now go and fuck off.
Ed Fitzgerald
85 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:57:19

Are you related to David Moyes or do you have some homeo-erotic crush on ginger scots, your delusions about his abilities appear boundless.

Sorry to break your heart Nick but if you want a really good defensive coach you would go for Benitez and no I don't want him either. It is a time to be bold not pine for an era (a decade and a bit) that yielded no trophies and no wins at Anfield, OT, Arsenal etc.

We desperately need some fresh thinking at boardroom level managerial level and from our own fans, 11 years without trophy not good enough, the last two years not good enough. We need someone who has proven they can win trophies regularly finishing 8th is not overachievement its fucking failure.

David Barks
86 Posted 14/05/2016 at 18:58:18
Yeah, Beattie cost around 6 million and didn't turn into a star. Russian Billy never panned out, totally agree. If the argument was that all of Moyes' buys were good, obviously they were not. Nor does a manager exist in the world who made all good buys.

Again, Moyes is not a God and he is not one of the greatest managers in the world. But he is also not among the worst. No I don't want him back, I want to move on and go for one of the best. I want us to go after a Mourinho. But some of the stuff spouted about Moyes is just a bit ridiculous.

James Byrne
87 Posted 14/05/2016 at 19:01:37
Chris Corn #74.............all Moyes substantial buys failed really!!

Moyse like every manager bought some duds but what about the following:

Nigel Martyn, Tim Cahill, Graveson, Andy Johnson, Lescott, Yakubu, Jags, Baines, Saha, Distin, well as who you mentioned, Arteta, Coleman and Peinaar.

I didn't by purpose put Phil Neville in that list but he did wear the shirt for us and gave 100% for his manager!

I don't see any failures in the list above, so it's a bit unfair to criticize his signings.

Dave Abrahams
88 Posted 14/05/2016 at 19:01:48
No sorry, not even if you paid Everton to manage us.

If you would have had any sense, you wouldn't have believed the hype about your real abilities, you should have realised that United was too big for you, still you were well paid for your failure at both united and the Spanish club.

If you ever come back, just to watch Everton I hope they make you pay to come in, you, like Billy Liar, was never one of us.

Stephen High
89 Posted 14/05/2016 at 19:03:02
I bet he would. I'd have him back, the main stand needs a repaint.

Never go back to an ex, never works. Move on, we are more attractive to better managers than many give credit to. This is not going happen folks.

We should go for Jose, he's a knobjockey of the highest order but I'd take that after two years of arsewaffle. He'd attract some quality players on Mosh's dollar, god knows we need them.

Colin Glassar
91 Posted 14/05/2016 at 19:06:25
I think we need a poll on this. I can see easily a 90%+ negative.
Jon Withey
92 Posted 14/05/2016 at 19:07:22
He's now talking about himself in the third person ?

He was a good pragmatist in a difficult period for anybody outside the top 4.

It's a different era now though and I'm not convinced he'd attract talent - he really struggled at United.

I guess who we get depends on where Moshiri wants to take things - sensible spending, steady results and a new stadium ? Maybe Moyes would be attractive.

If he wants someone to manage a £100m spend though and see some quick success I'd look elsewhere.

Looking at the premiership table, Pochettino, Pelligrini or Koeman - or Ranieri obviously !

Amit Vithlani
93 Posted 14/05/2016 at 19:10:44
With Martinez assuming the title of OFM, one assumes Moyes is now OFFM.

And given his third person references, he may be the man to get the best out of our floundering Senegalese forward

OFFM : "Now Laddie, David Moyes wants you to run the channels so we can hoof it from the back."

Oumar 'Terrible' Baye: "Niasse is strong. Niasse is fast. Niasse not let David Moyes down, boss."

Jon Withey
94 Posted 14/05/2016 at 19:11:59
Mourinho Mk2 put Chelsea into relegation form and sold their best striker to us - I really don't get why he would be a good choice based on recent behaviour.
Nick Entwistle
96 Posted 14/05/2016 at 19:27:13
Ed, I'll put you in the keep-net just as soon as I unhook and weigh you.
Kevin Rowlands
97 Posted 14/05/2016 at 19:30:23
This thread will probably go on and on like previous Moyes threads but I don't think we have to worry, after the divisiveness of the Martinez last few months I very much doubt they would go down this road and create more fan unrest, its never going to happen.
Michael Kenrick
99 Posted 14/05/2016 at 19:41:48
How can Moyes still have any credibility as a manger when he's been sacked from his last two posts without completing a season in either La Liga or the Premier League for his new charges, who saw through him plenty fast enough?

Meanwhile, we couldn't do that simple task, even after 11 increasingly painful years from the Presbyterian disciplinarian who thinks these years were "great and successful". No doubt that memorable farewell from the duped Goodison faithful is still ringing in his ears... despite the depressing fact that WE WON ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!* I thought we'd had enough of managers spouting utter bullshit...

Even the thought of contemplating his return has me retching uncontrollably.

* Well, that is, excepting the marvellous MLS Cup!!! (How could we forget that fantastic 1-1 draw??!?)
Julian Exshaw
100 Posted 14/05/2016 at 19:42:22
After two years of doom, it is tempting to reflect on the Moyes years fondly. In his defence, he was wined and dined by Manchester United and may have decided he had taken us as far as he could and subsequently left us. After 11 mostly good years ( especially comparing them to the last two under RM) he was entitled to move on, in my opinion. The manner in which he did , however ,was somewhat underhand according to most reports but we will never know the whole truth for sure. Can we forgive him for being tempted?
He wouldn't be my first choice or even second but we could do worse and some managers just seem to fit in at some places more than others. During his reign he had me tearing my hair out many times but I also always felt somehow that we could trust him to get things right most of the time. He had a steadying influence if nothing else. It's a tough call but I can't see it happening.
Christopher Marston
103 Posted 14/05/2016 at 19:48:25
This is Everton. This will happen. Same shit
David Chait
104 Posted 14/05/2016 at 19:49:32
Cos I think it needs saying: Rafa has been pants since leaving Liverpool pissing off fans along the way.
That aside how anyone can want this guy who was so disrespectful to our club is beyond me. I don't think Moshiri is dumb enough to go for Moyes. HE needs to show this is his show and he isn't just a Billy puppet.
Simon Harris
105 Posted 14/05/2016 at 19:52:30
Stop talking sense Julian.
Minik Hansen
106 Posted 14/05/2016 at 19:52:33
Moyes, go to Villa! :)
Andy Crooks
108 Posted 14/05/2016 at 19:56:49
I can see how, in the dark days of Martinez, Moyes might have seemed the man to rescue us. However, when I consider the number of posts I have submitted lambasting him over the years, I would suggest that his return would be utterly lamentable.

Tony Twist
109 Posted 14/05/2016 at 20:03:05
In your dreams Moyes and in our nightmares. He was as bad as Martinez in the fact he was too extreme with the way he wanted his teams to play. With Martinez all he concentrated on was attack whereas all Moyes concentrated on was defence. We need a happy medium, a manager who is an expert at setting up his team to attack and defend. I think De Boer, Pelligrini are the same as Martinez and Hughes is the same as Moyes. Hopefully we will get Mourinho and, fingers crossed, success will follow which would make my year and really piss off Man United supporters as well!
Ron Marr
112 Posted 14/05/2016 at 20:18:17
No effing way. But no doubt 'devastated' Kenwright is saying 'Far, you let Bobby go, let me have David back. I beseech you!'

Just say No to mediocrity.

Bob Hannigan
114 Posted 14/05/2016 at 20:24:45
No thank you, been there done with him, NEXT level
Damian Wilde
116 Posted 14/05/2016 at 20:43:11
Agree Tony. My mate is a ST holder at City. He said MP was similar to RM. Plus he's a dour get.
Martin Mason
117 Posted 14/05/2016 at 20:52:15
I really believe that we should give David Unsworth a trial with the support of Joe Royle. If it doesn't work then what can we lose? He has great experience at the club and picking a head coach isn't a science; DU could be just the man to develop with the club under its new management.

We don't want a megalomaniac like Maureen we want a good head coach for the footballing side of the club, not a powerful manager, those days are gone.

Colin Glassar
118 Posted 14/05/2016 at 20:52:26
Damian, is RM Roberto Martinez or Roberto Mancini?
Grant Rorrison
119 Posted 14/05/2016 at 20:53:49
Matt Garen
120 Posted 14/05/2016 at 20:58:13
Ok I live in south wales and affordability and playing myself means I can't get to Liverpool often so serious question out of curiosity with the caveat neither will be, Moyes or Benitez?
Steve Bingham
121 Posted 14/05/2016 at 20:59:22
Neigh neigh and thrice neigh
Damian Wilde
122 Posted 14/05/2016 at 21:00:16
CG I was referring to Spanish Bob.
John Critchley
123 Posted 14/05/2016 at 21:04:58
Michael Penley
124 Posted 14/05/2016 at 21:11:08
I love how no one wants him back because he was "arrogant and disrespectful", and yet everyone wants Benitez here.
Jay Wood
125 Posted 14/05/2016 at 21:14:05
"Everyone" Michael ..?
Andy Crooks
126 Posted 14/05/2016 at 21:19:43
Michael, everyone doesn't want Benitez.

Charlie Martin
127 Posted 14/05/2016 at 21:21:46
Lyndon, post #5 about media bandwagon,... but your article itself gives his message traction of sorts. Thankfully you say it wouldn't be popular in two well written paras, agree! but your article is media, so could it have been a shorter and sweeter anti Moyes message? You're entitled to be less balanced sometimes and I'd rather not see 'Mr 3rd person sales pitcher' get a second of cred from a top TW journalist/fan.
Glad to see the fans poll not include his name.
Kieran Kinsella
128 Posted 14/05/2016 at 21:25:15
Martin Mason

"If it doesn't work what can we lose?"

Games, money, players

Paul Tran
129 Posted 14/05/2016 at 21:34:59
This has got nothing to do with hatred. He did a great job getting us from mid table to consistent top eight. It takes a different skill set to get a club to the next level and I can't see any evidence that he's got it. Not with us, not at Utd.

The fact that he got better results than Martinez is irrelevant if we actually want to he successful.

It's ironic that people are flying out of the woodwork saying he didn't have he money Martinez had when the same people are using Leicester as an example of money not mattering.

Martinez had more money, but players are more expensive now. If you were buying Beattie, Johnson, Billy, Yakubu, they'd be costing more than £10m.

I don't blame him for going to Utd. It was a good opportunity and EFC were gullible enough to employ him before his move. I did object to his sniping comments when the crowd criticised him, telling us the we should be grateful and remember where we were before he joined. I just wished he could tell us how he was going to take us further, rather than have a pop at the paying punters.

I'm happy to remember the 4th place and that great season when we had the good euro run and played some great stuff, then consign him to history.

If we're the small club we deny we are, we'll welcome him back. I suspect Mr Moshiri has aspirations beyond top eight and will act accordingly.

Ed Fitzgerald
130 Posted 14/05/2016 at 21:39:02

Good for you if you were being sarcastic, you have, however sang the praises of Mr Moyes many times on TW over the years so perhaps you protest a little too strongly!and you are just a little excited at the remote chance of him coming back

John Daley
131 Posted 14/05/2016 at 21:44:21

In other news: David Copperfield would consider dipping his cock in Claudia Schiffer again (if she asked dead nice and promised not to make him wear a John Merrick style cloth sack this time, or at least considered letting him cut out a couple of eye holes maybe).

"If you give David Moyes an opportunity he tends to rebuild a club"

Does he? Well he did it once I suppose. Does that qualify as a tendency though.

Anyway, rebuilding is all well and good but you wouldn't invite a bungalow specialist to come and have a crack at knocking up something 'a bit like the Burj Khalifa'.

"Oh aye, David Moyes has well and truly finished doon here. All built on really solid foondayshuns. Decor dead tasteful. Nawthing tae fancy mind. Simple. Sturdy. Loats of solid oak. A real mans hoose. Not something awl show off like that place Noel Edmonds and his big pink poof (Bawby? Bloaby? Naw, naw, Beattie!! Ay, Beattie. That was him) used tae 'party' and prance aboot in oan a Saturday night. Ah ask ye, hoo the hell can it be a prawper hoose party when they havnae even goat hoat dawgs on sticks, nevah mind any pissing petticoat tails?

Anyway, as ah said, David Moyes has done a superb joab getting the ground flawah awl sorted oot. I'm no just blowing me oan trampet either. I say's tae Steve Roond, I say's, "Roondy, is that they loveliest lower level of a new build you've evah seen or what, son?" and straightaway he say's back tae me, "Aye gaffer. That's the loveliest lower level of a new build I've ever seen". Like tawtally agreeing with me, ken? Then, you'll nevah guess what he said next. He goes...HAHAHA...he goes...HAHAHA eyyyyyyyy...Roondy, right, Roondy....because he tawtally agreed with me again.... he goes "You weak minded fool. He's using an old Gingeye mind trick"! He was doing ay impresshayun ay fookin Jabba They Hoot oot ay Return Ay The Jedi, but he says 'Jinji' instead ay 'Jedi', because ah've goat red hayer, ken? HAHAHAHA. He's some fookin crack that lad, ah'm telling yea!!

So, as ah say's, David Moyes done a bang up joab on the boattom flawah, a better joab than ay lot ay people could proabably do givin a comparable budget, ken? So now ah'm thinking why ruin it? Why would anyone wannae risk an overall soond and sensible structure by fannying aboot with stayers and all that shit, trying tae move oan tae the next level? Stayers are death traps, man. Try and climb some...even slowly... and yae could fall back doon and seriously injure yourself before you've even got halfway to that 'next level' heaven. It can happen. Remember Richard Wright? Fell doon a flight ay stayers four seperate times and ended up with hands like a fooking femidom filled wie broken Hoab-Noab biscuits.

Ah've given yea a lovely low ceiling that you can practically touch if yea stand oan yer tip toes, but it's strong and it'll nevah come crashing doon as long as yea dinnae try too hard tae smash through it. The way ah've set it all up is nice and snug but still with plenty ay room to manouver if you live within your means. It's that comfortable yea could spend ay good ten years or more sat in here withoot ever getting itchy feet or looking tae move up. Ah've already banged yae ay bathroom in doon here, just whack ay roof oan it as is and you're ready to go. Dinnae overstretch your resources. Keep some back for a rainy day.

Aye...alright...alright...Well, at least think ay the money you'd save by not needing to splash oot on ay pair ay ladders to reach your gutters and get bird shit oaf ah yea windaes. Some ay them are well over a hundred poonds in the Argos catalogue.

Och, fantastic. I knew you'd see sense in the end Bill. Now what show tune dae yae want for your doorbell?".

Anthony Jones
132 Posted 14/05/2016 at 21:53:18
"If David Moyes only talks about David Moyes in the third person, then David Moyes cannot be held responsible for what David Moyes' does."
Tom Bowers
133 Posted 14/05/2016 at 21:57:51
Sorry but Moyes did not make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
He had ten years but basically achieved little except a team that was boring to watch and had absolutely no plan 'B' once they went a goal down.
Sure he wanted a team of workhorses and apart from signing Tim Cahill he had very few other good signings.
RM had a different style but successful managers usually have a fine balance of workhorses and skilled players who compliment each other and the same successful manager can motivate also.
He had the likes of Beattie and Johnson who would run all day but just weren't good enough at the top level.
Some of this current squad are no good enough and some need better coaching.
One hopes the new guy will bring in an experienced coaching staff otherwise they may as well sell the likes of Ross Barklay.
Mark Berry
134 Posted 14/05/2016 at 22:14:35
Sacked from 2 previous managerial roles and walked away from the one before that, no thanks.
James Lauwervine
135 Posted 14/05/2016 at 22:26:46
Dan 19 brilliant stuff!
Adam Smith
137 Posted 14/05/2016 at 22:44:13
I always like to think that I am reasonably articulate, at least until rage takes over management of my vocabulary.


Chris Corn
138 Posted 14/05/2016 at 23:16:01
James 87, I am ashamed for missing Tim out as he truly was a legend. What I meant was buys for substantial amounts. And I include Johnson in that. The likes of him, Yak, Kroldrup, Beattie and Davies were all big profile buys at the time and flopped really ,although the Yaks injury didn't help. Kroldrup could really be compared to Niasse as Moyes claimed they'd scouted him for two years yet it was common knowledge he couldn't head a bus queue ,which for a centre half is quite important.

The others you mention, well I'm not going to argue though most of them come for relatively small amounts. My point is, when he had relatively big money at his disposal he didn't really spend it well , particularly forwards. As I say I'm not convinced he would go and buy the big ego'd maverick who might take us to the next level but give him daggers when he said 'fockin' run the channel ye lazy focker,'

Jason Barker
139 Posted 14/05/2016 at 23:20:10
Fuck off Gollum. You're about as welcome as a turd in a swimming pool.
Joe O'Brien
140 Posted 14/05/2016 at 23:39:41
Michael 124..I don't want him or Rafa..who's this everyone you're talking about? Most on here don't want either
Patrick Murphy
142 Posted 14/05/2016 at 23:59:41
John (131) You've done it again with a master-class on the travails of David Moyes I'm in tears here, not of sadness but from laughing so much.
Eugene Ruane
143 Posted 15/05/2016 at 00:10:30
Moyes thread?

Nick, Link

Don't mention it.

David Edwards
144 Posted 15/05/2016 at 00:33:49
The Daily Express is really pushing the possibility of a return of David Moyes....a good manager who stabilised the ship - gave me many great memories - and who I never disliked at the time. But he reached his skills limit and couldn't take us the next step we needed in the last few years.

Didn't like the exit and the summer transfer debacle that followed - but didn't stop me wishing him good luck at Real Sociedad.

However - I think I speak for most fans who can avoid the anti-Moyes rhetoric and appreciate what he did, when I say that a return would be the worse move the club could make (with the exception of getting the FSW or the Clown back).

I still think the powers that be often put out stories like this to get a quick view of our views on certain options for manager. David Moyes - thanks for what you did - but no way he can come back. Our aspirations are way beyond that now. NO, NO, NO, MOYES! No offence, but can we move on, Moshiri!

Dan Davies
145 Posted 15/05/2016 at 00:40:56
David who? Ha ha ha ha ha! HISTORY move on Unbelievable!
Nick Entwistle
146 Posted 15/05/2016 at 00:50:41
Ed, I admit it wouldn't be the worst appointment. He didn't take the club as far as possible, just the budget.

He was/would be better than Martinez, and better than De Bour... though its the TW article on the Dutchman that has convinced me of that. I otherwise know nothing of him.

Personally, if we could get Bielsa it would be a dream. The outsider, a radical, visionary.

Eugene, I think you wore that down to its last threads during 13/14 season. Choo choo, all aboard the Martinez train!

Colin Glassar
147 Posted 15/05/2016 at 01:08:45
Contact has been made gentlemen and, it could be special.
James Watts
148 Posted 15/05/2016 at 01:45:23
We can dream Colin ... everything crossed it's not the usual bullshit rumour!
Dennis Stevens
149 Posted 15/05/2016 at 02:27:50
Moyes again? It took him way too long to move on last time. If he comes back, he'll never bloody leave again! Overstayed his welcome by about 2-4 years, imo. Then took the piss - before, during & after his departure. GTF.
Derek Thomas
150 Posted 15/05/2016 at 02:34:14

He might come in and do his version of Martinez's 1st season, which would be good for a one season quick fix...and then again he might not.

What the team Does need is a Moyes type pre season, but with the Euro's that won't what's the point.

Anyway way No, just No.

Jackie Barry
151 Posted 15/05/2016 at 03:18:19
contact has been made with Moyes? Oh bloody hell
Matt Traynor
152 Posted 15/05/2016 at 03:51:00
Steve Pugh #9 - possibly the only time I have, and will, see "David Moyes", "Everton" and "Title" in the same sentence. The only way he will ever be a winner is if he goes to Celtic. Mind you, with the return of the Glasgow Derby, there's 6 points lost before the season starts. Fortunately for him there's no top 4 there he has to break through and win away at.
George Stuart
153 Posted 15/05/2016 at 04:00:04
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Peter Barry
154 Posted 15/05/2016 at 04:28:54
Moyes reached his ceiling at Everton and its all downhill for him now. To bring him back after the deceitful backstabbing and INSULTING way he left, not forgetting the disgusting comments he made afterwards, would signal that we still have an Everton board with no ambition or imagination and definitely no shame or PRIDE.
Ed Fitzgerald
155 Posted 15/05/2016 at 05:43:23

Right so it was only the budget that held Moyes back was it, so explain this Dr. Logic how come he fucked up at Man U so royally. He knew he was going there long before the end of the season he actually and with astute management and innovative tactics Man U were around 7th or 8th at the time of his departure. His time in Spain was hardly a success and he never got Preston promoted to the premiership did he, despite being in the play offs, so what exactly is his legacy anywhere?

He is no better than managers like Pullis, Watnock, Alladyce in fact they at least plied thier trade with less established clubs than Everton. Martinez deserved the sack he had his chance, but Moyes had eleven years and we never won anything,. His biggest crime however has to been systematically lower the expectations of many Evertonians to believe that watching negative, dry football was acceptable in the pursuit of let's face it sustained mid table mediocrity.

Denver Daniels
156 Posted 15/05/2016 at 05:45:51
Moyes coming back.............not such a bad idea. We can have Niasse chasing long balls down the channels and maybe even get Fellaini back to play up top when we get desperate and revert to hoofball 101.
Denver Daniels
157 Posted 15/05/2016 at 05:59:32
Nick, Ranieri and Leicester have a pretty limited budget compared to most teams. Didn't stop them from winning the league. And it only took Ranieri one season to do it.
Andrew Clare
159 Posted 15/05/2016 at 08:07:47
Mr Mediocre. No thanks.
Rick Tarleton
160 Posted 15/05/2016 at 08:16:03
Not blooming likely. I'd prefer the Catalan clown, Andrew Clare's right , Moyes is mediocre. The other clown thought he was aiming at the stars, Moyes just wanted to keep his feet on the ground. Two very poor managers.
Phil Walling
162 Posted 15/05/2016 at 08:38:57
Having broken Kenwright's heart by sacking Martinez, would Moshiri try to appease him by allowing Moyes to return to Everton ?

I suspect at least half the fanbase would be opposed but that has never put BK out in the least.

At least if it happens, ToffeeWebbers can look forward to the return of the Scot's arch disciple Doddy to these columns !

'Every cloud' as they say...........

Brendan Fox
163 Posted 15/05/2016 at 08:41:28
Moyes first couple of seasons kept us in the league which we will be greatful for however beyond that all we got was stability but no silverware to show for it.

Any person who talks about themselves in the third person likes the smell of their shit too much and should be avoided at all costs.

Moyes would love the job because no other club would be stupid enough to pay him £4m per year and put up with mediocrity.

John Ford
164 Posted 15/05/2016 at 08:42:20
Liked Moyes and it could be interesting to see if he can spend with big bucks as well as he did with not very much ( Utd fucked him over on transfers). He did better than anyone in the league in terms of winning games relative to their resources.

Dont want him back though. On balance id still worry about big game bottle and like the idea of a new face, new ideas.

Karl Meighan
166 Posted 15/05/2016 at 09:43:52
It would not suprise me if Moyes did return and De Boer due to the dithering fuckers on the board ended up at Watford.
John Graham
167 Posted 15/05/2016 at 09:45:29
Much better manager than people take him for. Bit too cautious last time he was here and couldn't develope the attacking style they wanted at UTD. Would probably guarantee a top 10 plus finish but unless he gets that attacking type of play that Martinez had his first year I think we would all get fed up. Maybe about fifth or sixth choice I suspect.
Karl Jones
168 Posted 15/05/2016 at 09:55:25
"I know if I was the Everton manager and Man Utd had come asking for Baines and Fellaini, I would have found it very difficult to keep them"..."I always felt the right thing to do was what was right for the players"....(Moyes trying to bully Everton after making derisory bids for two of our best players)

I cant understand anyone who would want this dithering backstabber back at our club. Who could ever trust him again after comments like these or the snidey way he spoke to Ferguson and then let his contract run down.

Hopefully the days of bringing knives to a gunfight are gone for good

John Davies
169 Posted 15/05/2016 at 10:02:28
Not in a million years. There can be no way back for Moyes. Simply NOT the calibre of manager we should be looking for. I cannot believe we would be so stupid as to consider him.
Darren Hind
171 Posted 15/05/2016 at 10:43:03
Consider coming back?

Fucking big of him.

Let's find ourselves a proper winner this time.

Peter Roberts
172 Posted 15/05/2016 at 10:48:04
I'd consider offering Moyes a return to Goodison doing no more than cleaning up the horse crap outside after the game... cheeky sod.
Gary Ashworth
173 Posted 15/05/2016 at 11:06:09
It's no huge shock that he would welcome a return to the same club that could offer very little before, that can now provide at least 𧴜m to invest in the transfer market. I respect David Moyes and appreciate everything he did for the club. However, the board should be looking forward, not backwards.

Under Moyes we maintained our place in the top half of the table, but we didn't win anything (albeit we came close). We were difficult to beat, but we weren't winners. He left Everton and went to a club that could offer him more. He had ambition and went to Manchester United in a bid to achieve his ambition. He went to a club who he felt could give him something EFC couldn't and I don't blame him. It didn't work out.

Everton are now in a position to achieve their ambition and start afresh. Starting afresh means you keep the past in the past and move on. David Moyes moved on and so should EFC. I actually think Aston Villa would provide Moyes with a challenge and a brilliant opportunity to get back the respect he earned at Everton.

Daniel A Johnson
175 Posted 15/05/2016 at 12:21:17
Let's face it, Kenwright would be all over this a tearful reunion.

Moshiri thank god will steer well clear.

Roy Middleton
176 Posted 15/05/2016 at 13:07:25
Dave Barks, I like your comments, but didn't Kendall go to Spain because of restrictions over here, ie, no European footy?

Anyway, it's my first comment on this web site be kind.

John Codling
177 Posted 15/05/2016 at 14:24:37
If the club bring that ginger back stabbing cunt back, I will be finished with this club and they will deserve what they get. A fucking looser.
Nick Armitage
179 Posted 15/05/2016 at 15:36:46
Moyes would be an improvement on Martinez but the club can do so much better. Football had moved on since he brought his fitness first ideology to Goodison. The club is better than him.
Brian Wilkinson
180 Posted 15/05/2016 at 15:53:39
If only we had given Royle and Unsworth the last 5 games, who knows, we could have seen how we did.

We keep saying we need a top class manager, but I think Royle and Unsworth could do a job, and know the club inside out.

George Cumiskey
181 Posted 15/05/2016 at 18:00:06
What everyone is forgetting is that Uncle Bill owes Moyes a hell of a lot, not for anything he won or anything he done for the fans, but by stabilising the club and making Bill's shares worth a hell of a lot more. So, when he sold them to Moshiri, he has made millions more than he would have. So that's why he'd have him back in a heartbeat!
Jamie Crowley
182 Posted 15/05/2016 at 18:33:50
Never fucking never never never.

Do you forget the way he arrogantly and smugly treated our Club when he got his "dream job"???

Dour shit, glass ceiling football. No thank you.

Give me fucking Roberto back before Moyes. He proved to be delusional but at least the fucker believed we could break the top 4, unlike Davey "knife to gunfight" Moyes.

And yes... he did do it once (break the top 4) but really? If you think this guy could repeat that feat...? Not a chance.

Jackie Barry
183 Posted 15/05/2016 at 18:41:12
I'm done if dour Dave comes back just the thought of it makes me feel ill. I'd rather have Benitez, and I don't want him. He had us playing some of the most mind numbingly boring football I have ever seen.
Colin Glassar
184 Posted 15/05/2016 at 18:46:34
Why are we even talking about him? I know it's probably BK's dream to be reunited with his David but its never going to happen.

Celtic, Villa or a WBA is his level nowadays, he certainly will never get a top six club. His boat has sailed and it's got a big hole in it.

Mike Green
185 Posted 15/05/2016 at 20:42:18
Ross Taylor
186 Posted 15/05/2016 at 22:31:58
Strong rumours tonight Moyes is back in the running. The odds on him have shortened significantly this evening...

Last night Mourinho, tonight Moyes

I preferred last night's rumours

Tony Draper
187 Posted 15/05/2016 at 22:41:43
Sweet baby Judas, not fuckin Eyore !

Despite Roberto's nonsense, FFS he's not allergic to bloody silver !

I've just scraped together the dosh for my fortieth seasy, but if we bring back Dreary McDreary, I'm off.

My mates take their kids to the match. FFS, if they bring him back..... I'm phoning Social Services !

Richard Reeves
188 Posted 16/05/2016 at 01:54:54
He wouldn't even win the league in Scotland if he became Celtic manager and that's a two horse race.He talks about taking a job on where he can get his teeth into it but what that means is he's looking for a job with security and low expectations.

I'm guessing it will take about one or two (max) more failures in management before it's not even worth anyone entertaining the sickening thought.It winds me up just seeing him in a studio talking about Everton.
Tony Draper
189 Posted 16/05/2016 at 08:45:04
Richard @188
Your final sentence is utter genius.
Nathan Rooney
190 Posted 16/05/2016 at 13:50:59
I'd sooner shit in my hands and clap than watch another Everton side managed by this snidey, snakey, morally bankrupt little arsehole!

Of course the ginger shithouse would jump at the chance of coming back, as no other club with any sense will touch him! Funny how it seems that even the likes of Aston Villa are avoiding dreary Davie like the plague? I doubt Celtic will look at him, but you never know with the Jocks.

Thank all that is holy that the decision on our next manager isn't solely down to Billy Bullshitter, and Moshiri is on the scene, otherwise I would be bricking it!

Move on, Moyes, you gobshite, we all have!

Tony J Williams
191 Posted 16/05/2016 at 16:05:33
To be fair what's he going to say when asked the question?

"Would David Moyes like to consider the option? Of course David Moyes would, they pay great and up until a couple of weeks ago David Moyes would consider the job the safest in the league. David Moyes likee!!"

Also Michael, Moyes has won nothing but he didn't relegate his former club so it evens out a bit.

Tony Williams has thought about his return and Tony Williams has decided against a future with that ungrateful twat in charge, so Tony Williams says No!

Bob Cumiskey
192 Posted 17/05/2016 at 08:03:03
My lasting memory of the Moyes era was walking back to the coach at Wembley in 2012.
I must have had 30 RS fans behind me singing 'David Moyes is a football genius'. Absolutely terrible day.

No thanks Dave, Celtic is calling!!

Phil Walling
193 Posted 17/05/2016 at 20:52:34
Surely thé Board can't be so lazy and out of touch that they would stoop to bringing back David Moyes. SURELY NOT ?
Jack Cross
194 Posted 18/05/2016 at 03:48:44
Moyes, first to be interviewed for the managers position.

He would be a backward step in my opinion.

But anything is possibly while BK, still as a voice at the club.

Brendan Fox
195 Posted 18/05/2016 at 18:58:29
Moyes should consider getting te fuck! Second rate looser should not be anywhere near the candidates list or Goodison after his snidey behaviour up to and after leaving.
Anthony Hanlon
196 Posted 18/05/2016 at 19:03:02
Even Celtic don't want him, preferring Brenda Rogers.
Steve Guy
197 Posted 18/05/2016 at 19:07:14
"If you give David Moyes an opportunity he tends to rebuild a club and he tends to get it going in the right direction and making sure that things are correct and I'm looking forward to getting the chance to do that again."

Again ?? I'll grant you did a half decent job of stopping the rot at Goodison and subsequently "steadying the ship", but what did you do after Fergie flashed his eyes at you and you did one ? Zilch. A season to forget at Manure and then the sack in Spain.

Do one.

Martin Mason
198 Posted 18/05/2016 at 19:19:39
To be fair to Moyes there were times when we played some pretty attractive football with him as coach and he never had any real spending capacity but it is such a negative move. I'd say that with a good budget he'd be low risk compared to some of the other candidates but there is somebody out there who could possibly have us playing the type of attractive winning football that the fans deserve or perhaps that isn't possible any longer in the modern game.
John Daley
199 Posted 18/05/2016 at 19:32:50
"Moyes, first to be interviewed for the managers position."

In that case, I look forward to a frustrated, hopping mad Moyes running out into the street, mid-interview, in his best Freemans Catalogue clobber, looking all sports-casual and shouting "SMELL MY CHEESE YOU MUTHA. Watch oot....this is cheese. Ah've goat cheese"


Colin Glassar
201 Posted 18/05/2016 at 19:37:16
Unless something major happens, I expect FDB to be named the new manager next week.
Oliver Molloy
202 Posted 18/05/2016 at 19:38:32
David Moyes should never be allowed anywhere near Everton after the way he treated us.

He could have and should have signed a contract with BK who had supported him through thick and thin.

We would have had a decent chunk of compensation had he done this and he was well aware of that.
Of course we know that Ferguson told him not to sign a new contract.

He let Everton, the fans and the man who gave him his big chance down big time, and showed his true money grabbing colours.
Then he starts telling us we should be obliged to sell him players.

To be very polite - NO THANK YOU.

Denis Richardson
203 Posted 18/05/2016 at 19:39:45
April fools long done.
James Morgan
204 Posted 18/05/2016 at 19:42:24
Is that from putting two and two together, Colin? Or whispers from your sources?
I'd be quite happy with him though my optimistic inner self was hoping for Jose.
Denis Richardson
205 Posted 18/05/2016 at 19:43:12
Also anyone who speaks in the third person can fuck right off!


Colin Glassar
207 Posted 18/05/2016 at 19:44:17
Just a hunch James. C'mon Sevilla!!
John Daley
208 Posted 18/05/2016 at 19:52:20
To be fair to Moyes, it's come to something when even the Echo are trying to take the piss now:

"An imagined day in the life of David Moyes"....except with zero imagination involved and just a lazy listing of 'David Moyes' constantly referring to himself as "David Moyes" in lots of everyday situations instead.

John Daley
209 Posted 18/05/2016 at 19:55:16
Try again:


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