David Moyes reveals he's had Celtic talks in the past

By David Walton

November 6, 2019

David Moyes to Celtic is a thought that would frighten many, but the experienced tactician has revealed that he’s had discussions.

The Scotsman has been out of work since leaving West Ham in 2018. After leaving Manchester United, Moyes has seriously struggled to rebuild his reputation. Failed stints with the likes of Real Sociedad and Sunderland haven’t helped his cause.

Meanwhile, whenever Celtic are on the lookout for a new manager, Moyes is a name that’s consistently thrown in. He’s always been one of a number of options. Yet, despite that, he’s never actually been given the reins.

David Moyes hasn’t been able to hold down a managerial gig since Everton (John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

And, speaking to BBC Sportsound, Moyes admitted that he has held talks with Celtic over the years and that the job would mean a lot to him.

“I don’t know how close I have been to get it, but I have had conversations with them over the years.

“It’s something which has meant a lot to me. But I also had big opportunities to stay in England and other opportunities to take other big clubs.

“I have had lots of opportunities now to get back to work, but most have been in the English Championship, so if the right job comes along, I’ll certainly look at it.”

Moyes clearly not hanging his hat on getting the gig anytime soon

Going by his comments, it’s clear that Moyes knows he isn’t going to be getting the Celtic job anytime soon. Talking about the likes of the Championship proves that.

Moyes has struggled for success in recent years (Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

It remains to be seen if he ever does become the Celtic boss. But at the moment, too many supporters would be against it. His brand of football combined with his lack of success in recent years certainly doesn’t read well.

Moyes is clearly a fine football manager. Nobody can argue that. He’s had over 900 matches in football management. But there’s no getting away from the fact he only has one Community Shield to show for it.

Coming to Celtic is a different ball-game. Every trophy is a must-win, and supporters demand instant success. Sure, Brendan Rodgers arrived and changed the game up here. But he had previously taken Swansea into the Premier League via the playoffs before coming so close to leading Liverpool to the title.

Neil Lennon won’t be eyeing up a move from Celtic anytime soon (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Moyes has never come so close to silverware outside of the Shield. And considering his failed stints since then, it’s fair to say that he’s a long way from the Celtic discussion for the time being.

Regardless, the Hoops have Neil Lennon as boss. If all goes well, we all hope that wouldn’t change for the foreseeable future either.