Everton boss David Moyes strongest candidate for Chelsea job
David Moyes is starting to appear as strong candidate for the Chelsea job in the summer. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich plans to bring in a long term Chelsea manager after Stamford Bridge’s interim caretaker Rafael Benitez is asked to part his ways from the club.
A long list of candidates with Pep Guardiola on the top has appeared since the shocking sack of Roberto Di Matteo. The former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola was the frontrunner for the Chelsea job, but after he put pen on paper with Bayern Munich many names have been linked to the hot-seat at Stamford Bridge.
Rafael Benitez has been asking Roman Abramovich for a chance to manage Chelsea for a full season, but mega-rich Russian can do little convince the discontent fans of the club. The Spanish manager is extremely unpopular in Chelsea circles since his spell at Liverpool, where he sparked a huge rivalry with the London club.
According to reports, Rafael Benitez’s old rival, the Everton manager David Moyes is currently the top contender for the Chelsea job. Borussia Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp has been linked to Chelsea in recent days as well. However, the most surprising and exciting reports have announced the return of Jose Mourinho, who is currently an unhappy manager at Real Madrid.
For many David Moyes is the most realistic option for Chelsea. The Scotsman has been working miracles at the Goodison Park for years now, it’s about time some big Premier League club sees his worth and signs him in.
David Moyes’ contract with Everton expires at the end of the season. If Chelsea approach him with a contract offer, the 49-year-old has to decide whether he wants to end his 11-year relationship with Everton or continue at the under-financed club.
The Goodison Park boss has ambition to move out of Everton one day. David Moyes has confessed desire to manage a Bundesliga club in the future, but before that happens Chelsea could be his first step to the upper echelons.
David Moyes, who has been LMA Manager of the Year on three occasions, has been working with a tight budget at Everton since Day One. Everton legend Alan Stubbs, who is a reserve team coach these days, has labeled David Moyes “irreplaceable” for the Merseyside club.
“The manager has got his destiny in his own hands now,” Alan Stubbs said. “He’s done a fantastic job. He’s basically irreplaceable – but he’s probably looking at his career and looking for that next challenge.”