David Moyes, the 51 year-old former Preston, Everton and Manchester United manager has said he is now ready to return to management, but will wait for the right job to come along.
David Moyes – during his short stay at Manchester United
David was fired in April after being in charge of the Red Devils for less than a year, and that followed a successful long reign at Everton, where he often had the Toffees in the top six, even though he had very little money to spend.
This is what Moyes said in an exclusive interview with the Telegraph yesterday:
“I’m ready to go,” “I’ve no time-scale. I’m enjoying the break but I’m a football man and I want to work. I feel my best years are ahead of me and I do feel I am still a young manager. I’ve lots to learn and lots I want to put into practice.”
“I think I am better-equipped to take over a job like Manchester United now than even when I did take over, because I’ve had a chance to see what happens, what goes on,”
“I felt I was ready when I left Everton but obviously when you get in you see things and you realise that experience and knowledge you can only get from being in the job. But unfortunately I only got nine months.”
“Picking my next job is vitally important, I’m well aware of that,” “I’ve an open mind as to what it will be and where it will be – if it’s in the Premier League or in the UK, that’s fine.”
“But if it’s abroad then I’m okay with that. I have always been an advocate of players and coaches going abroad if that’s the right opportunity. It doesn’t happen, not enough anyway.”
“You look at how well Terry Venables did in Spain and how well Bobby Robson did – they are up there with the great managers and both had periods working in Europe.”
“One of the reasons why I wanted to be part of the League Managers Association was because I felt there were an awful lot of foreign coaches coming into these shores, but we were not exporting enough British talent.”
“It’s good that we have good managers like Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger in this country but I think we should be trying to send out some of our managers to other countries to help not just the development of themselves but the leagues over here.”
“It can enhance their careers. So I’ve an open mind on where I go next.”
While at Everton Moyes was often thought to be the ideal manager for Newcastle, in that he can get the best out of his players, and he had very little money to spend at Everton, but often had them finishing in the top six in his ten years at the Toffees.
And David was our top choice in the poll of potential managers who could replace Alan Pardew – should the Londoner be fired.
If Newcastle lose against Leicester City at home next Saturday afternoon, Mike Ashley could well fire Alan Pardew as the Newcastle manager, and his almost four years on Tyneside would then come to an end.
We wonder if David Moyes would accept the Newcastle job, if it was offered to him?
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