The writing was on the wall for David Moyes on Monday as the rumour mill built up such a head of steam that he was seeking employment by Tuesday morning.
I have to admit surprise that Man Utd decided to rid themselves of the dour Scot before the season was out, but obviously they didn’t trust him with the talked of £150m war chest available next season.
My biggest fear on learning the news is that Spurs may end up employing Moyes, and until we do find a new manager, I’ll be praying every day that doesn’t happen.
Aside from bringing Preston up a division, the consistently slow starts Everton made every season and the dour nature of Everton’s play would see us take yet another step in the wrong direction.
It is widely thought that Everton are playing more fluid football under Roberto Martinez. It wouldn’t make sense to end up with Moyes, as Daniel Levy is aiming for the stars with us, and for all he knows British football, Moyes’s record suggests he isn’t the man to take us to the next level of consistently achieving Champions League qualification.
However, looking at the latest betting Moyes is as low as 4-1 to get the hotseat at the Lane.
Massimiliano Allegri just shades Louis Van Gaal as 7-2 favourite. Assuming Van Gaal, who is now warm favourite for the Old Trafford job, goes to United, where do we go now? Or has Levy already got a signature on a contract believing Moyes was on his way out this term?
Only a select few will know the truth on that front. Assuming Van Gaal is now out of our reach, where do we look now? Assuming of course there isn’t an about turn with Tim Sherwood (Ye Gods!)
Personally, looking at the potential names available, not one name stands out for me. I’d love to see Klinsmann manage us one day, but would he just be another Ardiles, Hoddle?
Rafa Benitez has the pedigree, but has his quirks and I could see a major blow up between him and Levy. Roberto Mancini never convinced me, and with his hot temper I could see him alienating the players.
Mauricio Pochettino and Frank de Boer have shown promise but perhaps I’d take a punt on Michael Laudrup, who is as low as 25-1 and as big as 40-1. It turned sour very quickly for him at Swansea, but his style of play would suit many at the Lane and he did achieve silverware with the Swans.
You’re the Chairman, so tell us who you would sign up for next season?
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