Sky Sports have this evening delivered a major update on Everton’s interest in West Ham United boss David Moyes.
And it seems the interest from the Toffees in luring their old boss away from West Ham is very real.
Moyes is said to have agreed a new three-year deal with West Ham which is due to be announced this week.
Moyes and Nuno ‘clear frontrunners’ to replace Ancelotti at Everton – Sky Sports
But after Carlo Ancelotti left Everton for Real Madrid on Tuesday, Moyes and ex Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo have emerged as favourites for the vacancy at Goodison Park.
West Ham fans have scoffed at the idea of Moyes leaving after leading the club to their best ever Premier League points haul and into the Europa League.
But many are now concerned the radio silence from West Ham over Moyes’s new deal could mean there is substance to talk the Scot might be tempted away by the ambitious Everton owners.
Sky Sports is reporting that Moyes is a ‘clear frontrunner’ alongside Nuno Espirito Santo.
Sky Sports reporter Vinny O’Connor delivered a major update to viewers on Sky Sports News this evening (5pm) on Everton’s top two candidates.
Reporter says Moyes ‘more tricky’ for Toffees but insists interest is very real
O’Connor says talks have already been held with out of work Espirito Santo.
And while he admitted the situation surrounding Moyes was ‘more tricky’ he insisted the West Ham boss has big support for a return within the Everton boardroom.
“At the moment it has to be Nuno Espirito Santo as favourite purely because those talks are underway, Everton moving swiftly in their recruitment process,” O’Connor said on Sky Sports News at 5pm June 2nd.
“We understand that Farhad Moshiri has been an admirer of the work that Nuno Espirito Santo has done at Wolverhampton Wanderers. He believes that he is someone who could reshape this squad and bring in the kind of players that will enhance it and turn the squad into one which can compete for major honours.
“In terms of David Moyes that could be a little bit more tricky.
Hammers boss has big support in Everton boardroom as silence continues from West Ham
“While there is obviously support within that Everton boardroom as well for a return for David Moyes, because of the job that he did in 11 years at the club, he was of course in line for a return to Everton when Carlo Ancelotti was appointed.
“But with regard to David Moyes at the moment obviously he has triggered the 12 month extension to his 18 month deal that he had at West Ham after a successful season in which they qualified for Europe.
“Talks are well advanced as well in terms of signing a potential new three year deal at West Ham United as well so that could be a little tricky (for Everton) and as I say with Nuno Espirito Santo and those talks having opened with Everton he’s certainly got the first chance to impress the Everton board.”