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David Moyes could return as former United boss emerges as national coach frontrunner

  • Aug 20, 0:15

Drew Bartle Head Sports Editor

The English season has started with no David Moyes in-charge of any club, an unfamiliar sight after the former Manchester United, Sunderland, Everton and West Ham boss’s exploits as a club manager. However, the wait to see Moyes back in the dugout may soon be over – with the Scot the surprising favourite to be named the new United States of America national team boss (via the Times).

West Ham United did more than just survive in the Premier League last season under David Moyes, and his appointment and subsequent next six months in-charge raised his stock significantly after relegation with Sunderland and failed spells at Real Sociedad and Man Utd.

The USA national team has had to face up to an embarrassing World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign which saw them fail at the last hurdle to even reach Russia, and their style and long-term vision has been criticised heavily by the US press – so is David Moyes really the man to lead the post-Bruce Arena and Jurgen Klinsmann era?

Questions are likely to be asked as to what links Moyes has to ‘soccer’ in the US, despite managing two of the country’s most recognisable names in Landon Donovan and goalkeeper Tim Howard.

The Sun also cover the story and their report states that David Moyes is indeed ‘interested in taking over as permanent manager’ of the US national side – and the US Soccer Federation have been ‘alerted’ to the Scots availability and interest.