Moyes admits he would be open to Celtic job, or any other job

By Hamish Carton

May 2, 2019

David Moyes has added fuel to the speculation that he could become the next Celtic manager.

The former Everton and Manchester United boss was heavily linked to the Parkhead hotseat in Brendan Rodgers’ final days.

He’s been out of work since leaving West Ham last summer, but could be ready to return to management soon.

Moyes has also been linked with the vacant Scotland job but he insists he would favour a return to club management.

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Speaking on talkSPORT (02/05/2019, 9am), he said:  “I prefer the day-to-day but can I see myself being a national manager? Of course. But at the moment my first choice would be to go back into club management.

“I think I’d be open to whatever’s right [England or Scotland]. The best league to manage in is the English Premier League.

“I played for Celtic. But I’ve got to say, if I got a chance to go back and work in Spain again or a chance to work in Germany or Italy I would take those opportunities as well.”

So it seems like the 56 year-old isn’t too picky about who his next employers are.

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Moyes is on a downward spiral

The former Hoops defender is a much diminished character from the one who was given the opportunity of a lifetime six years ago. When legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement, he recommended Moyes as his successor.

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The Scotsman lasted just 11 months at Old Trafford. He has since enjoyed similarly disappointing spells at Real Sociedad, Sunderland and West Ham. His willingness to consider almost any job going at the moment shows that he is a man who can’t afford to turn down any opportunity.

The Scottish national team made the mistake of appointing a manager in decline when they gave the job to Alex McLeish last year. Celtic can’t afford to make the same mistake.