If Newcastle can appoint David Moyes as their new manager this summer, most Geordie fans would be delighted with the appointment – because David proved at Everton that he can get the very best out of his players with little money available.
David Moyes – at Real Sociedad
And his failure at Manchester United has been put in a different perspective with even Louis van Gaal struggling a bit in his first season in charge of the Red Devils, and in addition David has done a good job at Real Sociedad.
It was tough for the Black Cats that Dick Advocaat couldn’t stay on and manage Sunderland, after the Dutchman showed what an excellent coach he is in saving Sunderland from relegation.
But Dick left Wearside because he doesn’t want to manage at club level because of his age, and he left with his head held(very) high, with obvious mutual admiration and respect between him and the Sunderland fans and owner Ellis Short.
So Sunderland are after a new manager just like Newcastle this summer, and their approach to Davide Moyes yesterday was turned down by the 52 year-old Glaswegian.
Talks took place yesterday and Short was willing to offer Moyes a good deal plus transfer money in the summer transfer market, to build up the squad.
David has also turned down West Ham but let it be known that he could accept a bigger offer from a Premier League club.
Moyes is happy in northern Spain, so it stands to reason he will only leave if he gets a big offer from a big club.
So we are hoping that Lee Charnley will at least talk to David about the possibility of joining Newcastle United this summer.
Newcastle are now a rich club and could offer David a very good deal, and it’s clear there will be transfer funds available in the summer from owner Mike Ashley, who even said last Sunday he wants Newcastle to win something.
What more do you want?
Win something for the first time in 47 years – wow – wonder what that would be like?
Lee Charnley needs to show some initiative and drive in the summer – so this would be an excellent chance to get in a top coach, who we know would transform Newcastle next season.
What’s Lee waiting for?