David Moyes Ready – Looking For New Management Challenge

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.

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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.

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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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57 comments so far

  • magscar

    Oct 12, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #1

    Go on someone say why not Recommend Wor Alan for a spell abroad.

    Seriously not sure for those that would welcome him that he is yet looking as low as us. Feels he is better equipped now for a job like ManU than before.

  • Papavasilou

    Oct 12, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #2

    Probably time to remove Di Matteo from that poll.

  • firebug666

    Oct 12, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #3

    There are a lot of big names missing from that list that are all far better than the inept one.

    Sooty & Sweep
    Basil Brush
    The chuckle Brothers
    Mini Mouse

    The list is endless.

    The inept one has broken more records at our club than you would find in the Guinness Book of Records, unfortunately all for the wrong reasons.


    Oct 12, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #4

    If we lost to Stoke wasn’t he getting sacked? Seems awhile ago now and he’s still manager

    Moyes would be an upgrade but Pulis is most likely to keep us up

  • firebug666

    Oct 12, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #5

    I don’t think it really matters who could replace the inept one, because any manager who comes in with a game plan and a formation that suites the players we have, the ability to change things during the game, and make sensible substitutions is going to be better than what we have.

  • Ancientcoptic

    Oct 12, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #6

    Moyes could still command double what Pardew currently earns… and that would be a big pay-cut from Moyes’ Everton days

    Nothing to see here.

  • beermonkey

    Oct 12, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #7

    with the clubs pro pardew charm offensive (and I do find it offensive) its becoming clear were not in the market for a new manager

    well Ashley will have to do something sooner rather than later if we keep losing if that new tv deal around the corner is true this club could be making 70 80 mill profit a season plus player sales

    he aint going anywhere not with that kind of money coming in

    the main problem for us is there are other clubs out there forsale hull villa for less than half what we would cost and none of them show close to a profit and there are no takers for those clubs

    villa would be a good club to buy they have good youth set up that’s starting to produce players and I there
    crowds are pretty good learner wants less than his investment and still no takers,

  • lesh

    Oct 12, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #8

    Ashley’s gonna persist with Pardew til January when we’re really rooted in the drop zone and then it’ll be too late.

    He should’ve bladdered him at the end of last season and strengthened but oh no, that’d have meant spending money.

    Ashley’s so obsessed with the bottom line, he has no view of the wider picture.

    But, like it or not, we’re stuck with him – unless the ‘Gers fans can shame him into moving onto somewhere else.

    Speaking of which, why have the ‘Gers fans groups managed to get their acts together while ours don’t appear to have the same script let alone the same page to follow?

    Surely this is an opportunity for inter-group dialogue and first and foremost, with the Glaswegian club’s groups.

    Just imagine, simultaneous and well prepared and communicated Tyneside/ Scotland fan actions and the attention the press couldn’t resist giving it.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 12, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #9

    It would be great if we could bring bad publicity to his shops, unfortunately there are too maany people out there who don’t really care enough to bother, I have mates who hate Ashley but wouldn’t give up time to go and march, let alone to protest outside of shops, there is also the problem of public opinion, those who don’t follow the club closely think that we are being run sensibly by a multi billionaire.

  • mag92

    Oct 12, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #10

    The failed protest at the recent Hull City game shows that the majority don’t have the desire for action against Ashley or Pardew, but results will surely do for Pardew as we are rapidly approaching the sack part of the season.

  • beermonkey

    Oct 12, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #11


    our groups cant agree on what time to walk out of a stadium together

    look at the exposure they got and I bet there were no more than 30 of them

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 12, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #12

    A lot of the older fans remember the protests of yesteryear and haven’t got the stomach for it, most of the militant fans have just stopped going, leaving a set of supporters more interested in PL football than our club, it just shows with the right ambition and stadium we could be puttng 65/70K inside a stadium.

  • musomag

    Oct 12, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #13

    Moyes is sh1t.

    Not an improvement

  • bladeuser

    Oct 12, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #14

    Even blackpool fans can put up a better protest than nufc fans to pardew and ashley sympathisers lets see your comments when relegation is upon us because it is coming and i dont think it will be easy as it was last time to come back up what is wrong with you people you will watch any okd garbage then leave and debate it in the pub
    if alcohol was not available on match days i think nufc would lose 30000 fans

  • toon kk

    Oct 12, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Not sure why these stupid polls come out with who our next manager is or who people want. We simply have NO choice. Pardew is MA choice and even if Pards was ever sacked MA wouldn’t choose a top manager (he wouldn’t come anyway) he’d get someone willing to fit in with the regime.
    Best to let Mash get on with it, what goes around will come around and he’ll be the biggest looser when we’re eventually relegated.

  • dannitoon

    Oct 12, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #16

    Don’t want any of them. … De Boer or Klupp. . (Dortmund not doing too well)…

  • mag92

    Oct 12, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #17

    As football is a results driven business, Pardew can’t expect to be around for much longer.

  • Sliema

    Oct 12, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #18

    I can’t name anyone who seems particularly suitable for the job. Nobody interesting at least,

    However, I can’t name anyone who I feel Pardew is better than. Anyone should be an improvement!

    Dilemma? Nah, I don’t give a * who comes in, just get P45due out.

    Then we’ll deal with Ashley.

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 12, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #19

    What is it with us as a club? Linked with a sick note perma crock hoofball king that not even fat Sham wants any more, for the zillionth time and then with a sterile defensive and dour coach who bored Manu fans to tears.

    It’s like progressive, creative and intelligent are banned words at SJP.

  • magscar

    Oct 12, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #20

    with you at 9 & 12 but as I posted earlier there are already groups of motivated fans .

    Trick is to get them to agree to (Sports) Direct action in the form of the Rangers fans ( over 10 shops apparently) – all may not have stomach for it ( not blaming anyone just making the point) and also organising events away from public view of Internet. Are there groups set up like that as yet?

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 12, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #21

    Theres the thing Results means something different to Ashleyhttps://uk.finance.yahoo.com/q?s=SPD.L

  • magscar

    Oct 12, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #22


    Only truth (hopefully) is that Hammers want rid. As usual we get linked. It has got to be a month or so since last link so this is once again “news”

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Oct 12, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #23
  • Toon-Prodigy

    Oct 12, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #24

    David Moyes would laugh in Mike Ashleys face under these constraints and structures.

    Erm, David.. We will sell your best players mid-season and not replace them.

    We will not buy who you want or what you need.. But, we will add a player if the money is right regardless of position so we can make £.

    You need to take all of the wash, you will be the only voice of the club.


  • magscar

    Oct 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #25


    agree but with NUFC no lower than 17 and no higher than 8 come each May.

  • mag92

    Oct 12, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #26

    Moyes would be a good fit for Newcastle, as he’s far superior quality to Pardew and he would sort that mess out at the back. It would be interesting to know how Moyes feels about the way Everton have allowed Martinez to spend millions, that Moyes was never able to in his long term at the club.

  • Go toon gooooo

    Oct 12, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #27

    Bloody internationals.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Oct 12, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #28

    here’s a fantastic and perfect read for those Pardew lovers out there


  • lesh

    Oct 12, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #29

    Aye, Jail for Ashley, I fear you’re right about fan apathy.

    It’s a real real shame and sad to say it, I’m coming to believe that were FA s to refuse or take up season tickets or even attend, then the message get through Ashley’s arrogant skull!

    It seems that it’s only money that holds his interest.

    Can I just say that being a few hundred miles away from Newcastle, I’m one of those that doesn’t visit our hallowed ground and thus, don’t have a season ticket or easy access to it.

    Probably a bit of a blessing the way things are and my heart goes out who are dyed-in-the-wool fans who support their club with a passion that Ashley will never understand.

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Oct 12, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #30


    “Moyes would be a good fit for Newcastle”

    why? because Everton had low budget to spend and he would do well for Newcastle!

    I don’t think so mate, Moyes would be a complete disaster for us, he’s another Pardew with rather defending than attacking.

    out of all the managers at the top I would go for Christophe Galtier, this is the man who we need desperately, he’s a French FDB

  • wynsleap

    Oct 12, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #31

    According to the papers today Ancelotti genuinely wants to come back and manage in England as he is really drawn to the Premier League. What a coup that would be for the Toon. After all, all the top teams have their high profile managers well and truly bedded in. Whose left?
    Unfortunately we all know the Money Obsessed One would rather have our Alan. Says it all doesn’t it?

  • lesh

    Oct 12, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #32

    Whoops, typo alert…..

    * were FA = fans

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Oct 12, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #33

    and if you’s are wondering about Christophe Galtier he’s the one who developed PEA and Zouma ( both players we were after )

  • mag92

    Oct 12, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #34

    @30 You seem to have completely missed the point Moyes is a proven premier league manager and your foreign offering isn’t!

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Oct 12, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #35

    oh and Christophe Galtier at ST Etienne has an extremely tight budget at the club ( even worse than ours ) but he manages to get them in the top 5 last season, in fact every season since he joined them they kept going up and up

  • mag92

    Oct 12, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #36

    Moyes also signed Baines, Cahill, Coleman, Lescott, Jaigelka, Pienaar and Tim Howard for buttons!

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Oct 12, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #37


    and? your point is?

    try saying that to MAURICIO POCHETTINO and Ronald Koeman

    just because they are not PL experience manager doesn’t mean they cant do the job

  • Black and White with an army lol

    Oct 12, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #38



    now tell me what Moyes would offer to us than Christophe Galtier?

  • mag92

    Oct 12, 2014 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #39

    I’ve just given you a good example why Moyes would be a good manager for Nufc, but your off on a flight of fancy about a foreign manager that isn’t even on the Nufc radar.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 12, 2014 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #40

    It is easy to point at a Pochetino, Laudrup or Koeman, but for every success there is a couple of failures, that’s not to say it wouldn’t be good to try one out though.


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