Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has tipped Everton to go back for former manager David Moyes if they decide to get rid of Marco Silva.
The Toffees travel to St Mary’s to face Southampton this weekend as the Portuguese boss once more tries to improve his side’s efforts away from home.
And Nicholas told Sky Sports: “It is not a game marked with goals. Danny Ings and Nathan Redmond will carry a threat, but this could be Marco Silva’s last game in charge if he loses – I think David Moyes would be a target if it goes badly for Everton.
“These teams should score goals with the vulnerable opposing defences but it will be a narrow win. Everton are still so vulnerable away from home. 1-0 to Southampton.”
TBR’s View – A return for Moyes would be a huge step back for Everton
Moyes, 56, did a fantastic job for Everton during a different era for the club and it’s quite clear from the jobs he’s done afterwards that life at Goodison Park suited him.
At Manchester United, West Ham and Sunderland, Moyes has proved himself a manager struggling to adjust to modern playing trends, setting out increasingly bland sides and not covering himself in glory in the media.
He is yesterday’s man for Everton; going back to him would be like turning the clock back at a time when the club needs to look forward and press on.