Danny Murphy hits back at Jim White suggestion about David Moyes and Everton

Danny Murphy claims Everton were never going to try to hire David Moyes as their next manager because the supporters did not want him.

Moyes, 58, has been linked with a return to Goodison Park ever since Carlo Ancelotti left to join Real Madrid last week with The Athletic reporting that the Scot was on the Toffees’ shortlist.

However, talkSPORT and Sky Sports broadcaster Jim White has heard that Moyes is set to sign a new three-year contract at West Ham to end speculation about a second spell on Merseyside with the Blues.

Speaking on talkSPORT on Friday morning [11:08am], White said: “Who are Everton going to get?

“David Moyes, we hear, has now agreed a three-year contract with West Ham United amidst big interest, again, from Everton. And of course, you would expect that with Everton looking for a manager, would they go back for Moyes?”

Danny Murphy then replied: “Well, they wouldn’t because the fans didn’t want him.”

White continued: “Well yes but regardless of that, he’s loved by people like Bill Kenwright, he’s loved by all of them there at that level.

“But it’s going to be a three-year deal at West Ham.”

It was always going to be a stretch for Everton to re-hire Moyes because he’d done such a brilliant job at West Ham this season.

West Ham qualified for Europe, finish sixth, achieved their highest ever points tally in the Premier League and are clearly heading in a good direction with him in charge.

At Everton, we’re trying to do what the Hammers have done but are failing miserably despite using an enormous amount of money at trying to improve the playing squad.

It’s just not working at all right now and we need a change in attitude as fast as possible.

Ancelotti’s exit has left us in the lurch because despite an underwhelming season, we all felt as though the Italian could take us on to bigger and better things if he was given time.

Whoever is next in charge needs to be afforded that luxury too and while Moyes probably would have done due to his excellent relationship with chairman Kenwright, he’s cleary comfortable where he is.

In other Everton news, this Africa-born manager is now the overwhelming favourite for the job at Goodison.

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