Punters Pile In On David Moyes To Aston Villa As Manager Market Transforms Into Three-Horse Race
The Next Aston Villa Manager Market is the gift that keeps on giving.
In the space of 24 hours Steve Bruce’s former employers have been linked with a catalogue of managers, ranging from Rui Faria and Dean Smith, to Thierry Henry and John Terry, while Sam Allardyce has revealed he’s open to talks.
Now, a familiar name has rocketed back in the frame for the job, and it may not necessarily be good views for many Villa fans.
David Moyes was the odds-on favourite last Friday, before he drifted way out of contention to 50/1 as other managers took centre stage in the betting.
On Wednesday afternoon the Scot was then abruptly slashed to just 7/1 (Betfair) to return to the dugout with Villa, meaning he’s now the third favourite for the vacancy behind Faria and Smith.
Moyes was last seen working at West Ham, a position he held from November 2017 through to the end of the 2017/18 season, before he reluctantly made way for the incoming Manuel Pellegrini.
The 55-year-old has since been linked with a variety of jobs, ranging from the United States national team to Ligue 1 outfit Nantes, while he stormed into the mix for the Villa job late last week.
Moyes has not worked in the Championship since he managed Preston over 16 years ago.
He would go on to famously spend 11 years at Everton, then infamously lasted 10 months at Man United. Up next was an underwhelming year in Spain, then a forgettable spell at Sunderland, and most recently seven fairly average months at West Ham.
Is he the right man for Villa at this moment in time?
Probably not, with many fans keen for the club to employ a hungry up-and-coming manager…
We have had experienced managers before with no results, we need fresh young , hungry managers now. Bruce was experienced "promoted 4 times" we went to Wembley with one up front and at the end of the game we has 4 up front. Viva the Villa revolution [@PongoWearing]
But we have tried experience and look what happened, we need a young fearless manager who's not afraid to lose. [@VillaMad3]
Couldn’t agree more we need to move on from these well experienced managers with there out of date prehistoric football. What we need at Villa is a fresh modern YOUNG coach who will play attacking high tempo style football [@leesweetavfc]