The Mirror first reported that David Moyes had emerged as the bookmakers' favourite to replace Ronald Koeman as Everton manager.
The Toffees sit third bottom in the Premier League after winning just two of their opening nine league games and the Dutchman has paid the price on Monday afternoon.
Original Source: The Mirror
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1 Posted 23/10/2017 at 14:13:28
2 Posted 23/10/2017 at 14:16:05
3 Posted 23/10/2017 at 14:17:16
4 Posted 23/10/2017 at 14:18:58
5 Posted 23/10/2017 at 14:23:58
David Moyes is not in the running to return to Everton.
The Scotsman is the bookmakers' favourite to replace Ronald Koeman after the Dutchman was sacked on Monday afternoon.
But Mirror Football understands that Moyes will not be back in the Goodison Park hotseat.
6 Posted 23/10/2017 at 14:26:38
I know it doesn't work this way in modern football, but for me, give Unsy the chance for the remainder of the season.
7 Posted 23/10/2017 at 14:27:39
8 Posted 23/10/2017 at 14:29:43
9 Posted 23/10/2017 at 14:31:30
10 Posted 23/10/2017 at 14:31:56
DM - Oh hello Bill.
BK - Have you seen the news?
DM - I know, inflation is on the rise and my pension is worthless...
BK - No David, the football news?
DM - Ah...yes...we've...I mean...Everton have let Koeman go.
BK - Doing anything at the moment David?
DM - Got an interview with 5 Live on Wednesday week about relegation and a fund raiser dinner at Preston in December.
BK - Time to come back home David. Things have changed a bit.
DM - I know, you've got that Walsh fella and there's money to spend.
BK - Well Farhad has said he knows you are used to a shoe string budget so we can operate like that if it makes you feel better?
DM - Are any of my players still there? Jags and Bainsey I reckon. No, I'll need some money.
BK - Really?
DM - Yes, to bring Ossie out of retirement and raid Sunderland.
Phone goes dead.
DM - Bill? Bill?
11 Posted 23/10/2017 at 14:41:59
12 Posted 23/10/2017 at 14:42:00
13 Posted 23/10/2017 at 14:43:13
14 Posted 23/10/2017 at 14:43:29
BK- No David I needed to get my medication
DM- Was it something I said?
BK- Never mind.. enjoy your fundraiser
DM- Wait, Bill, sorry.. just having a laugh, of course I don't need money, still have a bag full left from our last jaunt and really, life has been pretty good, so I can do shoestrings
BK- We are in dire straights and I thought who better to turn to than my old mate.
DM- What about that Moshiri fella? Isn't he pulling the strings now?
BK- More money than sense David, I can make this worth your while...
DM- Not sure Bill, things didn't work out for me at Man U, the bas***ds, and Sunderland was awful, never mind my holiday in Spain, ,,
BK- Come home David, the tea lady has your favourite hob nobs ready and we have Wayne back now
DM- Him! You have a bunch of pansies there.. that Sigggy fella, useless, we need Shawcross and I can make Niasse great..
BK- There you go David, didn't take much persuading did it?
DM- No I was waiting for the call to be honest, bags are already packed, will be over at Finch farm in 30 mins..
BK- Hang on David, David?
15 Posted 23/10/2017 at 14:47:33
16 Posted 23/10/2017 at 14:56:03
17 Posted 23/10/2017 at 15:23:47
18 Posted 23/10/2017 at 15:28:33
JM - Gaffer?
DM - Have you heard the news James?
JM - Still no referendum! That Sturgeon needs to act fast...
DM - No James, I'm putting the old team back together.
JM - Really?
DM - Yes, I need you.
JM - Er gaffer, I'm a little over the hill now yer know?
DM - I'll get you fit.
JM - I haven't played in ages...
DM - Nae bother. Remember Charlton James?
JM - Yes. (glazes over)
DM - Remember...remember that step over you did at Plymouth?
JM - Not really no gaffer.
DM - C'mon...Ossie is under lock and key, Kilbane is polishing his Predators and the Yak is renewing his passport.
19 Posted 23/10/2017 at 15:33:03
20 Posted 23/10/2017 at 15:47:57
21 Posted 23/10/2017 at 15:51:13
22 Posted 23/10/2017 at 16:20:51
23 Posted 23/10/2017 at 16:29:10
As an Evertonian, my adrenal axis can't take it.
24 Posted 23/10/2017 at 16:38:41
Can you continue the story?
Or Andrew, if Christine not able to?
That's much much more interesting than watching football (Everton under RK I mean).
25 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:07:44
Daily Mirror should stop banging on about it , it is complete bullshit. Not many Evertonians would support that at all.
26 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:20:10
That was one of the worst displays I have ever seen of any manager.If Moshiri does have a lot of influence and is a man of his word then there's no chance of it happening.
If he even gets an interview I would like to think it's to keep Kenwright and his corner shop set up happy but with no intention of giving him the job.
27 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:21:42
28 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:34:46
29 Posted 23/10/2017 at 17:52:32
30 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:11:26
31 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:21:59
32 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:48:01
Have to say that I'm 100% with you on that idea.
BK however, has to be at the top of the list. He is the biggest noose around any dreams or aspiration that supporters of Everton have. Unfortunately for the club, this will only happen when he shakes his mortal coil. Everton can get rid of coaches,managers and replace them as the situation demands - but while that clown remains, then the cancer at the top will always spread eventually.
33 Posted 23/10/2017 at 18:58:25
David Moyes first training session with new assistant Steve Round and small group of players including Rooney, Jagielka, Baines, Osman, Barkley, Keane, Davies, Pickford and the Sigg.
DM - Right, some of you know how I work...
WR - Too true boss.
DM - But for those of you who don't, we defend as a team, we get everybody back for corners...
RB - Meh...(wonders about returning that call from London)
DM - And we press!
WR - Really?!
A murmur of excitement around the group.
LB - Did you pick that up in Spain boss?
DM - No, I've always done it.
Cue confused looking Jags, Baines and Osman.
PJ - When?
DM - I call it the reverse press.
PJ - Eh?
DM - In the dying stages when you're leading, you contort the pitch by taking off your striker and then pulling everyone back towards your own area. You make them come onto you.
WR - That sounds like defending deep...
DM - Yes!
WR - And asking for trouble.
DM - Let Steve run a session on it. I've got to call Fellaini. Oh, and when Martinez was here, does anybody know why he messed around with all the trophy frames upstairs and removed my Manager of The Season awards? And why is my Secret mind map room cluttered with golf clubs?
Hurries off with smart phone in hand while James McFadden takes Rooney and the Sigg off for set piece taking practice.
34 Posted 23/10/2017 at 21:32:13
BK - Hi David, how you settling in again?
DM- Oh no problem Bill, just like I never left, except some of my things are missing
BK- Missing, er, what David?
DM- My whiteboard for a start, and my awards, where did you stash them, in the attic??
BK- Sorry about that David, but we needed space and I am sure we forwarded them on to Manure cough, cough..
DM- Those Bas**ds probably binned them!
BK- Er.. yes, probably.. cough cough
DM- You got a cold Bill?
BK- No, just choking a little, still won't be long before you get another one will it? Whiteboard? Pick one up from Ikea and hold on to the receipt..
DM- Oh, ok..
BK - How is training going? I thought I saw some academy lads running along the A57 this morning on route to Formby..
DM- No thats the first team, I sent them all out to run the sandhills today, unfit the lot of them..
BK- Is that wise? Don't we have a game tonight? Chelsea? Cup match and all?
DM- Its alright Bill, they are all asleep on the coach.. they will feel great when they wake up in London
BK- Ok David, all yours, you know what you are doing..
DM- No problem Bill, oh by the way, can you check if Tim Howard is still available / playing?
BK- Really? why?
DM- Its that Pickford, bad Ju ju.. Sunderland and all, you know.. said he won't play for me again so he is out, not having that in my team! Robles is ok but hurt his back carrying McFadden up the sand dunes, doc says he will be out for a while..
BK- Thats unlucky.. how long a couple of weeks?
DM- Bit longer I am afraid.. something about a cracked spine.. oh and Wayne has a groin strain.. not sure what thats about, other than that we are fine..
If we keep it tight we can nick one..
BK- Hang on David, who is playing in goal?
DK- Bill its ok, I got David James on loan from St Andrews
BK- St Andrews? are they a Scottish club? Rings a bell
DM- No Bill, don't be silly, its a golf course, he collects balls at the driving range so he is pretty fit.. got to go the bus is leaving without me..
BK- David, DAVID...
35 Posted 23/10/2017 at 22:07:00
36 Posted 23/10/2017 at 22:33:25
37 Posted 24/10/2017 at 00:12:48
I loved the bit about McFadden...
I was thinking up a bit where Moyes goes to Wayne Rooney's house obviously a difficult place to persuade him to be the new defensive midfielder.
Or bringing back Pienaar on the left
38 Posted 24/10/2017 at 00:33:32
39 Posted 24/10/2017 at 02:45:14
Nick, many a true word spoken in jest, is the phrase.
What you framed there is I believe, very close to the original plan that was envisioned for this new era. At least the first several years of it.
40 Posted 24/10/2017 at 02:57:15
Now we aren't. Even if we got relegated we would bounce back up because we have the financial resources to do so. Anyway I'm sure we won't go down because we do have some decent players.
And this is why I don't want Moyes back...different times different aspirations...different budget .and frankly I think he has lost confidence.
41 Posted 24/10/2017 at 03:39:40
42 Posted 24/10/2017 at 06:04:46
Lyndon, or Mike, can we have a separate thread called "Story Telling"?
It's hard some times to recall in which thread the stories are.
43 Posted 24/10/2017 at 06:41:56
Unsy will get the job its too obvious. Maybe he should leave the first team in the stands v Chelsea and play his -23s. I cant get over the amount of money we have spent on going backwards.
44 Posted 24/10/2017 at 07:22:43
David Moyes meets Ronald Koeman who has now joined him on gardening duty in the grounds of the asylum
RK: That's gardening, OK. Sometimes you have to change things. I told Walsh no more flowers, they are too showy. I need more trees. Trees are big and strong. They have more productivity. So I dig a hole and plant lots of trees in it.
DM: I didnae have many trees. I built a wall and put all tha plants behind it. I threw some bulbs o'er tha wall an' ran like crazy.
RK: Well OK so the trees fell over. You can't win Chelsea flower show if your trees keep falling over. But they pressed. They pressed onto the building next door and it collapsed. So we dominated. We dominated the neighbourhood.
DM: I took me prunin' knife an' I fought aginst extendable tree loppers until the wee hours. But it was such a small garden I couldnae grow anything. An' me tracky bottoms got snagged on tha' roses.
RK: It's not the time to be crazy. I still think I am the right man to grow more trees. If a tree doesn't want to grow here then OK it can go and grow somewhere else. That's normal because that's gardening.
DM: I thought tha' grass was greener doon tha' road but I still couldnae grow anything. It wasnae fair.
...at this point both men are ushered back to their padded cells. En route they pass Martinez.
Nurse: Dr Martinez, I have a Mr Moshiri on the phone for you.
45 Posted 24/10/2017 at 07:42:31
46 Posted 24/10/2017 at 16:35:55
47 Posted 24/10/2017 at 19:51:55
48 Posted 24/10/2017 at 19:57:31
49 Posted 24/10/2017 at 20:09:16
Being honest I think 11 years at Everton and winning nothing says to some us no thanks.
50 Posted 24/10/2017 at 20:23:27
Well that's debatable, they all won fuck-all, but he had 11 (EE-LE-VEN!) years trying.
Plus, as annoying as Martinez became, his first season in charge gave us our highest PL points tally.
Hobson's choice maybe, but I think Moyes' limitations are plainly there for all to see now (specially as he hasn't got fat-head 'bigging him up' every 5 mins).
51 Posted 25/10/2017 at 03:09:25
I do not want Moyes back, but for all the negativity, a lot of it justified, in the bigger picture, where would Everton be today without him?
52 Posted 25/10/2017 at 03:17:32
In fact every time I see one of our forwards by the corner flag having run the channels to get there, a shudder from the ghost of Moyes-football past is sent down my spine...please please never again [shudders]
53 Posted 25/10/2017 at 03:35:17
It's actually the legacy of the withdrawal of the Moores family money, Heyzel and the creation of the Premier League all at the wrong time for Everton. Forces far greater than Moyes (or Walter Smith or Kenwright or Agent Johnson).
With Moshiri and Bramley Moore these off field forces are now working a bit more in our favour.
54 Posted 25/10/2017 at 19:33:46
Give Rino a chance, he's done a good job with the youngsters and he's a true blue who understands the club and its supporters.
55 Posted 27/10/2017 at 13:39:18
1) repeatedly sent out a B team against Liverpool.
2) ridiculed his own players with his famous "knife to a gunfight" comment.
3) tried to buy Baines and Fellaini for a pittance.
56 Posted 28/10/2017 at 16:24:33
58 Posted 29/10/2017 at 10:43:16
59 Posted 29/10/2017 at 21:51:08
Source: Major Media Corporation's column summing up other media companies made up stuff
Story 1: BK wants Unsworth to have a run as manager
Story 2: Moshiri doesn't want Unsworth but a bigger name, presumably with more than 9 letters in it
Story 3: Everton to approach Big Sam Allardyce as though it only 7 letters it has Big at the start
60 Posted 29/10/2017 at 21:59:12
Story 4: After a Moshiri requested exorcism, Kenwright and his fellow ghouls were seen fleeing Goodison this evening.
61 Posted 30/10/2017 at 17:13:58
62 Posted 30/10/2017 at 18:00:02
BK- Hello David, what can I do for you?
DM- What? I thought we had an agreement? Now I read you have approached that Alladyce bloke, he will win you nothing!
BK- Well actually David, thats not true..
DM- What was the last thing he ever won? I Mean..
BK- David you have the wrong end of the stick again, we haven't approached him its just the media, you know how it works..
DM- Yes but I am sitting waiting for you to call, I watched the Leicester game yesterday, no way can you continue with Unsworth, nice lad but no strategy, no experience..
BK- Well he may need help..
DM- What to find the Exit?
BK- No, he does have the experience of getting clubs out of the crap,, David, What can I do for you?
DM- Look Bill, we had an agreement..
BK- Well we had a discussion..
DM- Discussion? You said there would be no problem, I was your number one choice, you would confirm it after the Leicester game.. you said.. Aren't you making the decisions anymore?
BK- Its a bit complicated, I have to keep Moshiri happy, you know with all the money he spent, I have to let him think he owns the club, but he is as green as grass..
DM- You mean you made a mug out of him?
BK- No, didn't say that David and its a bit naughty you should say that, no wonder he doesn't like you..
DM- Oh I see, so your not making the decisions now.. just let him know I come cheap, that should make him happy
BK- Would you work as No2 with Unsworth? I mean he does need help and it is a way back into management
DM- A way back? you cheeky sod, I could have taken the Scotland job! Still can!
BK- Yes but we all know that will be the end of your career, what better way to show you still have what it takes to run a Premiership club than showing him the ropes? Of course we can't make it official, purely advisory..
DM- Advisory!! Let me advise you for a minute you two faced,
Bill.. you still there Bill? You .
Bill sighs, deletes David Moyes from his contact list and shouts.. "Jenny, can you get me Sam Alladyce on the phone?"
63 Posted 31/10/2017 at 13:05:30
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