David Moyes In Line For Surprise Return To Management
David Moyes is being lined up for a surprise return to football management just months after getting the boot from West Ham following a season in which he kept them in the Premier League.
There was a time at the beginning of last season when West Ham looked like they were staring at the possibility of relegation and their third stint in the second tier of English football in 13 years.
After 11 games they'd won just twice, losing six of those games including batterings from Manchester United, Newcastle, Brighton and finally Liverpool in a 4-1 loss at home on November 4th. That loss promoted the Hammers to sack manager Slaven Bilic.
The Croat was replaced by David Moyes and the Scot put his previous beleaguered years at Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland behind him to keep the London Stadium side in the top tier.
They finished the season in 14th nine points clear of 18th place Swansea and in no danger of the drop but they still sacked Moyes and replaced him with Manuel Pellegrini.
Now the former Everton boss could be back in a very surprising role. According to The Times the 55 year old is a leading candidate to become the US national team's next boss.
The USMNT were managed by Bruce Arena until last October when they failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia, following the 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago in the qualifiers that saw Panama go to the tournament, and was unsurprisingly sacked.
Since then former Chicago Fire manager David Sarachan has been the interim boss for six friendlies, earning two wins against Bolivia and Paraguay, drawing with France, Bosnia and Portugal and losing to Ireland.
Moyes hasn't had the happiest of few years since leaving Goodison Park in 2013. He was appointed as the man to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United but his time at Old Trafford wasn't good.
The Red Devils finished in seventh and Moyes didn't even see out the season, being sacked when it was no longer mathematically possible for them to finish in the top four.
He had a short spell in Spain with Sociedad before his ill fated time at Sunderland saw the Black Cats drop out of the Premier League.
How will Moyes find international football?