David Moyes linked with Everton return following Ronald Koeman sacking

by Jack Kitson / 23 October 2017, 14:23

Ronald Koeman has become the third victim of the 2017/18 Premier League Sack Race after Everton gave him the boot following a 5-2 battering at the hands of Arsenal.

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Koeman subsequently joins the league’s two other casualties, fellow Dutchman Frank de Boer (Crystal Palace) and Craig Shakespeare (Leicester City), in the Job Centre.

Koeman headed into Sunday’s showcase with the Gunners desperate for a job-saving victory following a wretched start to the season, in which Everton had registered only two wins from eight games.

However, his confidence-crushed troops were ruthlessly shredded apart by Arsene Wenger’s men, as they fell to a fifth defeat in seven top-flight matches.

Koeman subsequently regained his place at the top of the Sack Race - switching positions with West Ham’s Slaven Bilic - and now less than 24 hours later he’s become the second Dutch managerial casualty of the season.

In total Koeman, who arrived from Southampton in 2016, won 24, drew 14, and lost 20 of his 58 matches in charge.

Attention immediately turns to the names in the frame to replace Koeman in the Everton dugout...

Caretaker David Unsworth is one of the early favourites in the betting, as are the likes of Burnley boss Sean Dyche, Wales gaffer Chris Coleman, Sam Allardyce and legendary Toffees striker Duncan Ferguson.

However, one man is dominating discussions across the country: David Moyes...

The Scot memorably managed Everton for 11 years between 2002 and 2013, before being lured over to Man Utd as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor.

However, just nine months later he was axed, and has since gone on to endure terrible tenures at Real Sociedad and most recently Sunderland, who he took down to the Championship in his one and only season in charge.

But now could we see a remarkable return to Everton as he bids to rejuvenate his managerial career?

Probably not, but you never know...

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