Pundit would be stunned if Kenwright land his 'unbeliavable' top choice for Everton job

Alan Hutton has admitted he would be shocked if David Moyes left West Ham to return to Everton as manager.

The former Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 58-year had done an “unbelievable” job in east London over the past 12 months.

As revealed by Football Insider, Everton chairman Bill Kenwright is championing Moyes as Carlo Ancelotti’s successor.

It is understood the Toffees chief maintains a good relationship with the West Ham boss after his lengthy spell on Merseyside.

Meanwhile, Farhad Moshiri has been in contact with Jorge Mendes over Nuno Espirito Santo.

Hutton admitted he could not see Moyes making the return to Goodison Park after a very successful season with West Ham.

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Asked if there was any chance of Everton tempting Moyes back, Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: Not for me. I don’t think so. Don’t get me wrong, after everything that’s happened you can never say never. It would be unbelievable and a surprise but I don’t think it’ll happen.

“Obviously, he was a long number of years and he had a great time there. I think he’s now moved away and he’s doing something very good at West Ham. He’s got them into Europe as well that’s something he’s probably very, very proud of.

“It’s an unbelievable achievement to get them from where they were last season to where they are now. So I think he’ll want to continue his role there. It looks like he’s really enjoying it.

“He’s got the backing from the owners in the transfer market. I don’t see him moving back but you never know.”

Moyes took charge of 517 matches during his 11 years in charge of Everton.

He led West Ham to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League this year.

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