Moyes’ next move will make or break

If you believe everything you read, Everton manager David Moyes is much in demand, having been linked with three of the country’s biggest clubs.

Moyes has been nothing short of a miracle worker at Goodison Park.  On the budget he has had, Everton have repeatedly challenged for Europa League worthy Premier League finishes and on occasions threatened the Champions League group stages as they did in 2005, although knocked out in the qualifying stages having finished a superb fourth the previous season ahead of fierce local rivals Liverpool.  When he has been afforded funds to strengthen his squad, he has spent wisely with shrewd signings such as Marouane Fellaini, a player set to be sold on this summer at a significant profit on the club record £15m invested to recruit the Belgian back in 2008.

There have been noises made that Moyes could be in the frame for the Chelsea job when Rafael Benitez departs his post in the summer, although managers seem to be getting wise to the Roman Abramovich’s policy of getting rid of managers quickly and this may not appeal to Moyes considering the security he currently has at Everton.

Another potential destination is reported to be Old Trafford once Sir Alex Ferguson decides to call time on his magnificent managerial career.  However, following Ferguson into the home dugout at Old Trafford is going to undoubtedly be one of the hardest jobs in the history of football management and could put off some potential candidates.

The best option for Moyes could well be across Manchester at United’s rivals City.  Roberto Mancini is almost certain to miss out on retaining their Premier League crown this season and speculation over the Italian’s future would go through the roof if City were to fail to win the FA Cup and end the season without a trophy.  The City job would give Moyes a platform to work with significant financial investment in the team and having stuck with Mancini for several years, it would appear that the hierarchy at City are not as quick to pull the trigger on their managers as those in West London.

David Moyes is a fantastic young manager who with the greatest respect to Everton, has earned his chance to manage one of English football’s super powers and challenge regularly in Europe.  The only thing Moyes has failed to do at Everton is win a trophy, and should the Scot be on the move this summer, could bow out in the perfect way in breaking his silverware duck with FA Cup success in May.

Aaron Sharp