Mills shares Moyes-Everton verdict after West Ham update today

Danny Mills has claimed David Moyes would be taking a “big risk” if he returned to Everton.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds United and England defender claimed Moyes would not be able to repeat the job he did the first time around at Goodison Park.

Football Insider learned on June 2 that Everton chairman Bill Kenwright was championing the Scot as a successor to Carlo Ancelotti.

This site then learned today (June 5) that Moyes had held fresh talks with the West Ham hierarchy in the last 24 hours and he is ready to commit to a new long-term contract.

His current deal is set to expire this summer, although the Hammers are said to hold an optional 12-month extension clause.

Asked whether a return to Everton would appeal to Moyes, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “You always have to be careful when you’re going back, especially when you’ve had such great success. To go back and emulate that…

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“He had great success at Everton under very difficult circumstances. He never really had a centre-forward, he never really had much money to spend.

“He was so, so good at Everton. Does going back risk that? That could be the only slight issue that could cause him a problem.

“He got them in the Champions League, unless you go and win the league with Everton, the job that he does with Everton is not going to be as good.

“I look at it and think it’s a big risk.”

Moyes spent almost 11 seasons in charge of the Toffees before leaving for Manchester United in 2013.

He led the club to a fourth-place finish and Champions League qualification in the 2004-05 season.

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