I don’t know why, but just the sight of David Moyes fills me with the feeling of impending doom.
The former West Ham boss is sat alongside Craig Bellamy and Alex Scott for today’s Super Sunday clash between Wolves and Burnley (yep, we said ‘Super Sunday’) and was talking openly about his time at Everton before kick-off.
As you probably know, Moyesy spent a rather successful 11-year stint at Everton before joining Man United in 2013 following Alex Fergsuon’s retirement.
And, well, it didn’t go well, did it?
Of course, his less-than-a-season at Old Trafford was followed by poor spells with Real Sociedad and Sunderland – and although he managed to keep West Ham up last term, he was still given the boot at the end of the season.
So it seems fitting that he wants to remember the good times of his career, like when he helped Everton challenge the Premier League’s big boys.
Speaking on Sky Sports Premier Leaugue, Moyes said: “When I finished here we had a great team. I think our style at Everton then was as good as anybody. I actually think we were probably a centre-forward away from competing for the Premier League.”
Big claim, that.
Back then, you may remember Moyes’ side had a solid midfield of Marouane Fellaini – who he later signed at United – and Leon Osman, flanked by the likes of Steven Pienaar and Kevin Mirallas. Their defence was fairly good too, with Leighton Baines in his prime and Phil Jagielka a regular for England.
In fact, it does seem that up front was the only place lacking, with Victor Anichebe and Steven Naismith his main strikers.
Perhaps he does have a point?
Although, after he left, Roberto Martinez signed Romelu Lukaku on loan and he netted 15-times the following season, but Everton still only finished fifth.
Who knows what would’ve happened if Moyes had stuck with the Toffees.
I wonder if he has any regrets?
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