It seems almost crazy to think now that David Moyes at one point in time was not just considered a good manager, but one of the best Everton’s ever had.
The former Toffees boss guided the Merseyside club to the top-six no less than five times during his 11 years at Everton as records from the Premier League’s official website show, and Moyes often regarded fondly now by supporters, yet since leaving Goodison Park, Moyes just hasn’t been the same.
Failing to live up to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United has seen Moyes bounce around the likes of Real Sociedad, Sunderland and West Ham, with the former Preston North End centre-back being relegated to the Championship with the Black Cats and iNews dubbing the Scotsman as the Hammers’ ‘worst manager in club history’.
Indeed, it has all gone downhill for Moyes since leaving Everton, which is why rumours of a return to the club to replace Marco Silva as reported by The Mirror have caught some fans off guard, and former winger Kevin Mirallas also believes that the former Toffees boss will make a goof replacement for the under-pressure Portuguese manager.
The Belgian international said to The Athletic via The Express: “It’s also not easy when you change a lot of players every season. You need time. I don’t know if it would be a good thing (if Moyes came back) but I do know him and, for sure, he’d do a decent job.”
Although it would be poetic for Moyes to return to Everton and to steer the sinking ship back to safety, the Scotsman is simply not the manager we once knew and adored on Merseyside, and appointing him will be disastrous.
This is a manager who set Man United down the spiral of depression they are still on now and took a historic side like Sunderland down a well of despair that they too are also trying to climb out of, and installing Moyes as Everton boss with the club in the relegation zone will be too risky a move for the Toffees to make.
Moyes left the club in a good place back in 2013, but returning to them now could doom Everton to a dark spell in their history, and one that supporters could never forgive the Scotsman for.