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December 6: Bookies back Moyes for Everton reunion
David Moyes is being backed for a sensational return to Everton after the club finally axed Marco Silva in the wake of the humiliating 5-2 derby defeat at the hands of Liverpool.
The Toffees were delighted when they finally landed their man 18 months ago, having previously failed to lure the Portuguese away from Watford, but things have turned incredibly sour during the first few months of the 2019/20 campaign and the Toffees find themselves in the bottom three thanks to their ninth defeat of the season so far.
The 5-2 hammering at Anfield proved to be the final straw for the club’s board and although supporters have welcomed the decision to send Silva packing, they will not be too inspired by the two names leading the race to replace him.
At the front of the queue, at 6/5 with Paddy Power, is former manager David Moyes.
Moyes enjoyed a lengthy and relatively successful tenure in charge at Everton previously, but his stock has nose-dived dramatically since he opted to leave Goodison Park for Manchester United, with his failed stint at Old Trafford and the likes of Sunderland and Real Sociedad turning him into something of a laughing stock.
It appears as though he is still highly thought of at Goodison Park though, and that means the bookmakers are currently favouring him ahead of Shanghai boss Vitor Pereira (6/4), with Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe considered a 9/1 outsider alongside Marcelo Gallardo.
Ex-Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta, currently the number two at Manchester City, is 12/1 to return to the club as manager, with caretaker boss, and club legend, Duncan Ferguson considered a 14/1 shot.
The Toffees are, of course, not the only top flight outfit on the hunt for a boss.
Arsenal will almost certainly step up their search for Unai Emery’s replacement after an embarrassing home loss to Brighton, with Mikel Arteta and Patrick Vieira the two front runners at 9/2 ahead of caretaker boss Freddie Ljungberg at 5/1, and ex-Juventus chief Massimiliano Allegri at 6/1.
The Next Watford Manager picture appears to be a little clearer as they once again find themselves looking for a boss, with ex-Leicester City chief Nigel Pearson the 4/7 favourite ahead of ex-England boss Sam Allardyce at 7/4.