Next Everton Manager Odds predict a return for David Moyes

Next Everton Manager Odds predict a return for David Moyes

Next Everton Manager Odds predict a return for David Moyes

Mounting pressures for Marco Silva make it likely to assume that he could be the next Premier League manager to go, not helped by Everton’s most recent result, where he oversaw a defeat away to Watford, who he was manager of last season before his head was turned by the advances of his current club.

If it wasn’t for the unpredictable results of Claude Puel’s Leicester City or the frankly embarrassing thrashing seen by Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea – losing 6-0 to Manchester City on Sunday – Marco Silva would be the certain favourite to depart the Premier League next, but a lot of bookmakers are already pricing a selection of Next Permanent Everton Manager Odds regardless.

From links to recently departed Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner and overachieving Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, the options for Everton’s next candidate made a lot of sense. With this appearing to be the case, it’s come as a shock to see former Everton manager David Moyes not only linked, but also backed-in as the 5/2 favourite on PaddyPower.

Candidates among the Everton Manager Odds

Last summer’s estimations had David Moyes at 33/1 to become next Everton manager as the club looked to Marco Silva for a new era at Goodison Park. It’s bad enough that Everton are 8/11 to finish in the Premier League bottom half, but Moyes’ price dropped to 25/1 by the end of January following the club’s frustrating FA Cup exit to Championship side Millwall. It then moved again after Everton’s defeat at home to Wolves, going as low as 6/1, before it moved down to 5/2 after the decisive away defeat to Watford.

After the frankly startling price for David Moyes, both Mikel Arteta and David Wagner are given odds of 5/1, followed closely by Eddie Howe at 6/1. Larger prices see a mention of Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca at 15/2, former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez at 12/1, Burnley’s Sean Dyche at 12/1, and another former Liverpool boss in Brendan Rodgers at 14/1.

Another six names have been priced up for the position of next Everton manager, with Marcelo Bielsa being linked to the club following Leeds United’s promotion push suffering a change in fortunes after ‘spygate’ stuck a spanner in the works. Even with issues behind the scenes potentially ruining a pole position place in the Championship title race, his price has moved from 66/1 to 20/1 since the summer.

Mikel Arteta Manchester City Arsenal Everton Spain

Currently Manchester City Assistant Manager, Mikel Arteta is in the frame as next Everton and Arsenal manager according to bookmakers.

David Moyes without a club since leaving West Ham in May

It would be fair to say that David Moyes has set his own stamp on the Premier League, even if it hasn’t involved winning much silverware. He joined Everton from Preston North End in 2002, spending eleven stable but not entirely overwhelming years at the club before taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

Winning the Community Shield ended up being his only trophy in what went on to be a torrid time at Old Trafford, finding himself sacked eleven months later. Another seven months down the line, Moyes had taken on an ambitious task of making Real Sociedad into more than just a mid-table La Liga club, lasting almost a full year, where he was sacked after a poor start to his second term.

Playing a part in Sunderland’s relegation to the Championship in 2017 didn’t do much good for his credentials as a Premier League manager, and he was surplus to requirement at West Ham United after assuring some stability in a six-month contract at the club. After leaving West Ham United in May, there’s been a sign of David Moyes odds for a handful of clubs, but nothing as likely as Everton, where he could be The Toffees’ most reliable option after his experience from previously spending more than a decade at Goodison Park.

Whether Everton would seriously consider David Moyes will say a lot on their ambitions, as it would feel to a lot of fans like a step backwards after originally choosing Marco Silva over David Moyes in the first place. As things stand, the Everton Next Permanent Manager Odds see Moyes as a clear favourite at 5/2, and it must say something about things to come if Marco Silva loses his position at the club before their away meeting with Cardiff City in two weeks’ time.

David Moyes Manchester United Everton Sunderland West Ham United

Manchester United fans remain haunted by David Moyes’ short-lived spell as Red Devils boss.

Although he’s far from being one of the most hostile football managers in circulation, David Moyes has made something of a fool of himself since leaving Everton. Between poorly attempting to speak Spanish in press conferences at Real Sociedad or becoming mixed up in the now infamous ‘David Moyes slap controversy’ while at Sunderland – where he jokingly said ‘you still might get a slap even though you are a woman’ to a Match of the Day reporter – the former Everton boss doesn’t have the best way with words.

The issues at Everton Football Club have also given a lot of fans the chance to reflect on their current situation with reference to his time in charge, where he previously listed hunger, desire, energy, style, and commitment as being the five key factors his players needed to have in order to succeed.

Unfortunately, some players who he coached didn’t see him as holding quite as much of a philosophy, former Everton loanee Royston Drenthe recalling a slanging match between the two, where they each screamed ‘F*ck off!’ at the other, and ex-Sunderland left-back Patrick van Aanholt asking himself ‘is this guy serious?’ in reference to his peculiar training techniques.

Another nod to David Moyes’ failings since departing Goodison Park links the Scottish football manager to his transfer dealings, as he reportedly rejected Leander Dendoncker, with West Ham United fans now frustrated after the utility midfielder has started to play a key role in Wolves’ climb into the top half of the Premier League table.

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