Everton line up former La Liga manager to replace Koeman - report
By Aramide Oladipo
Everton are set to make a sensational move to bring back former boss David Moyes to the club, according to a report.
The Mirror claims that the 54-year-old is still highly-rated on Merseyside and he is one of the names on the list to replace current boss Ronald Koeman.
The newspaper reports that the Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has maintained a very close relationship with the Scotsman even after Moyes decided to leave Goodison Park to manage Premier League rivals Manchester United in 2013.
The report claims that the Scottish FA are also interested in acquiring Moyes’ signature after sacking Gordon Strachan earlier this month.
It is reported that the Merseyside club will look to sack Koeman if he fails to secure positive results in the upcoming matches.
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Moyes endured a torrid spell following his departure from Goodison Park, receiving the boot from Old Trafford just 10 months into the job before La Liga outfit Real Sociedad sacked him after a year in charge.
The Scot returned to the Premier League last season but he suffered another disappointing campaign as his Sunderland side were relegated.
Moyes resigned from the Black Cats before the start of the new campaign.
Football Insider verdict
The Everton board are likely to face a backlash from the supporters if they attempt to replace Koeman with Moyes. Although he enjoyed a great spell on Merseyside, Moyes angered Everton fans after signing Marouane Fellaini and attempting to sign captain Leighton Baines during his first transfer window at Old Trafford. It’s true that Koeman has failed to deliver at the start of the season but making a move for Moyes would be seen as a step backwards after the Scot has a poor record since leaving Goodison Park. If Koeman manages to engineer an unlikely victory against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon, speculation could cool around his future but it only takes one more defeat to crank up the pressure once more.
In other Everton news, a Toffees outcast has been caught liking comments that are slaughtering Koeman on Instagram.