Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has spoken to David Moyes about potentially becoming the club’s new manager, Football Insider understands.
The Scot is interested in succeeding Carlo Ancelotti but is also happy to stay at West Ham, where he has the offer of a three-year contract on the table.
An Everton source told Football Insider that Kenwright has made an informal approach for Moyes as the club keep their managerial options open.
The 75-year-old longstanding chairman has a strong relationship with Moyes and wanted him to replace Marco Silva when he was sacked in December 2019.
This comes after extensive discussions with Nuno Espirito Santo, which as revealed by Football Insider on Monday, hit a stumbling block due to the size of the backroom staff he would want to take with him.
Nuno’s talks with Crystal Palace have also subsequently collapsed after he was offered the post and a three-year deal.
Everton could reignite their Nuno pursuit but are also pursuing other options, including Antonio Conte and Porto boss Sergio Conceicao.
Moyes will remain a contender as long as his West Ham contract offer remains unsigned.
The 58-year-old former Goodison boss is keeping his options open at a time when his stock is very high following a remarkable campaign in east London.
But it would still require owner Farhad Moshiri to rubberstamp a deal for Moyes, who will recall how close he came 18 months ago only for Ancelotti to land the job.