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Coincidence or does Alan Irvine know something we don’t?

Does Alan Irvine know something we don’t know or is it just a coincidence that he decided to return to the north just before the the Everton job became available?

He has left the Hammers, he says, for personal reasons and his family also live in the north!

David Moyes also has a house up there, and is repeatedly being mentioned as a contender for the Everton job.

Now, Moyes does have a year left on his current deal and we know he’s agreed to a new three-year contract in principle.

However, that has yet to be signed, and it occurs to me today after Hughie gave his thoughts on the situation this morning that it’s slightly odd Irvine left to move up the country, when Moyes could well be in the frame to do the same.

People in football tend to know things before we do, and they may well have had more than a hint that Ancelotti was leaving to move to Real Madrid.

Has Irvine made the move in preparation to link back up with Moyesie at Goodison Park, as Everton go back to the future with their next manager choice?

The bookies still reckon Moyes is a long shot to move back to Merseyside at between 14/1 and 16/1, but stranger things have happened in football.

With a lack of clarity over whether or not Moyes will be committing his future after such a sensational season, speculation is only natural.

The dots are there to be joined… but are we doing them in the right order?

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

10 comments on “Coincidence or does Alan Irvine know something we don’t?

  1. I’d be absolutely gutted – more gutted than by anything else West Ham-related that’s happened in my match-going lifetime (and we’ve had very lean times over the last few decades, let’s not forget) – but would anyone blame Moyes for going back to Everton? I really hope it doesn’t happen. Moyes is the best chance we’ve had in a long time of watching a West Ham side compete over the medium to long term. I’m getting worried now, though, I must admit.

  2. Starting to not care less.

  3. A disgraceful waste of space of an article. The author of this should perhaps take a holiday if he had nothing better to write. Conspiracy theory at it’s worst.

    • didn’t suit your hopes and ours eh. Nothing disgraceful at all. I’ll decide when my people go on holiday. Thanks for this nonsense. LOL

      • Escott him off the site !!

      • Hugh, with no disrespect, I’ve often found some of your replies a bit passive agressive (bar replies to abuse etc, which has no place here or anywhere else!), but this reply is just spot on. Calm and with some humour. More of those please:)

        • Thanks Lok. I accept that and your assessment. I can be exactly as you say and never like myself afterwards. Sorry to all but since losing the missus and lockdown, anxiety and unnecessary anger can set in. I try hard to not let it now

          • No need to apologize Hugh, it was a compliment. I’m sure we all need a couple of those every now and then in these times! Sorry tonhear about the missus, my condelences! Hopefully life will get better with summer, brightness and good memories to take some place occupied by sorrow and isolation. Wish you the best!

  4. Moyes ain’t going nowhere. He has a long term plan with the hanners plus we are in Europe. Its like reading the fooking Sun or Star these days!!! The only way he goes is if the owners don’t spend in the market. That’s it….

  5. David and Alan. Different roles within our club. Thought Alan was staying on our payroll in a remote capacity?

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