David Moyes keen on West Ham job if Slaven Bilic gets sack

David Moyes is keen on a return to club management. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS
David Moyes is keen on a return to club management. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS
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David Moyes has confirmed he is interested in taking over at West Ham United, with incumbent Slaven Bilic expected to learn his fate today.

The Croatian is facing the axe following the 4-1 home defeat by Liverpool on 
Saturday.

Moyes, the former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss, used a television appearance to make it clear he was standing by to take over.

“I’m interested, yes,” he told beINSPORTS. “I’ve had no contact from West Ham but I’ve always said I want to go back into club management. If the right opportunity comes around I’d be interested.”

The Scot added: “For me to get back in it means another manager is going to have to lose their job and I wouldn’t wish that on anybody.” Moyes has also been linked with the vacant Scotland job but sees that assignment coming later in his career.

“Certainly one day I want to manage Scotland, if I’m lucky and fortunate enough to do it,” he said. “I don’t know if it’s right for me just now, I think my preference is to go back into club management. If club management didn’t come along for me I might look at it differently.”

Everton climbed out of the relegation zone after coming from two goals down to win 3-2 at home against Watford, who missed a penalty in a 13-minute period of stoppage time. Goals by Richarlison and Christian Kabasele put Watford 2-0 ahead. Oumar Niasse, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and a Leighton Baines penalty turned the game around. Tom Cleverley missed a penalty for Watford in the 101st minute.

A goal from Son Heung-min saw Tottenham beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at home.