Moyes was hours from taking Everton job


David Moyes has revealed for the first time that he would probably be managing Everton were it not for an intervention by David Sullivan and the West Ham board.

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There were huge rumours after his first spell with us that the Hammers boss could return to Goodison Park where he had been so successful in the past following his first spell at the Hammers.

And talking on Bein Sports he has  explained how it almost came to pass that he was appointed before Everton changed tack and went for Carolo Ancelotti who had been appointed in 2019 – just seven days ahead of the hammers firing Manuel Pellegrini.

Moyes explained: “I think David Sullivan and the board thought: ‘We need to go back to David Moyes because of the work that he’s done’.

When I was getting offered the West Ham job I had been in Germany with Farhad Moshiri to take the Everton job.

It was absolutely done until in the meeting my telephone had rung and it was David Sullivan. “

As a result Moyes returned to West ham and the rest – as they say – is history

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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