By Chris Wright
Moyes is still mourning the death of his eyebrows
Everton boss David Moyes has today moved to play down talk of him becoming the next Manchester United manager.
Reports circulating yesterday were claiming that Sir Alex Ferguson had approached the United board with the suggestion that the Toffees chief would be an ideal replacement for him when he finally decides to vacate the Old Trafford hot seat but, speaking to The Daily Record, Moyes played down the claims;
“It was Mark Hughes, Steve Bruce and Roy Keane being mentioned not long ago. When my players are linked with clubs it annoys me. So I don’t want to go into any of it. As far as I’m concerned this is a load of nonsense.
What I will say is I think it will be a terrible day when Sir Alex does finish. He is someone all the football managers look up to, they all respect him.”
During his eight years in charge at Goodison, David Moyes has seen his reputation grow and grow and he has been rightly regarded as one of the best managers in the Premier League for some time now.
At the risk of incurring the wrath of the Everton faithful, I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if Moyes turns out to be the man charged with replacing SAF as-and-when the time comes, despite the distance he continually puts between himself and the constant speculation.
Sir Alex obviously has what you might call ‘a healthy respect’ for his fellow countryman, and his word will continue to hold a lot of sway in the United boardroom – even after he departs.