Former Celtic defender David Moyes provided a hilarious moment in yesterday’s media conference following his side’s defeat to Everton. The West Ham manager was asked a question, addressing him by his nickname. Clearly taken by surprise, Moyes gave an explicit response and had a chuckle to himself.
‘MOYESY?! F**KING HELL!’ | David Moyes shuts down reporter that calls him “Moyesy” pic.twitter.com/FhqybklPHG
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Moyes spent three seasons at Celtic between 1980 to 1983, winning the league in 1981/82. He has been a revelation since returning to West Ham, guiding them to Europe. Moyes always speaks well and he did not want to leave Celtic back in 1983 when Davie Hay sanctioned his £20k sale to Cambridge United. Moyes may feel that he has some unfinished business at Celtic and now, having progressed his career to become a successful manager in the English Premier League, moving to Celtic at some stage may be an aspiration.
Moyes spoke in the past about becoming the Celtic manager back in 2010 but said that the right time would come about for him, so far that moment is yet to appear. Celtic reportedly considered Moyes in 2016 and 2019 but Brendan Rodgers was the first pick to replace Ronny Deila and then he himself was replaced by Neil Lennon.
Curiously, both Rodgers and Moyes are under pressure with results so far this season being poor. The nature of football is that every bad result goes under the microscope and a collection tends to lead to decisions being made at boardroom level.