Bold Phillips verdict on Moyes quitting West Ham to return to Everton after talks
David Moyes will rebuff interest from Everton and remain at West Ham next season.
That is the view of 2000 European Golden Shoe winner Kevin Phillips, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Toffees’ interest in re-hiring the 58-year-old.
This site revealed on 2 June that Everton chairman Bill Kenwright wants Moyes to succeed Carlo Ancelotti at Goodison Park.
However, Football Insider understands West Ham spoke to Moyes on Friday and he is committed to signing a new contract.
Phillips suggested Moyes would be crazy to leave the London Stadium with Europa League football to look forward to next season.
“Moyes had an amazing time there and it’s no surprise to hear that he is being considered for the job,” he told Football Insider.
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“Would David Moyes want to go back? I do not think so. He looks really happy at West Ham and he has created something special there. Why would you want to walk away from that?
“They finished sixth in the league and qualified for the Europa League. He got so much out of that group of players.
“Everton have had a disappointing season and I think it would take a while to get that team up to the same level as West Ham. I do not see it happening to be honest.
“He will know that there is money at Everton but it takes a while to build. He was given lots of time when he was there last time but would he get it again?
“He should stick at West Ham because he has done a fabulous job there.”