“I’m West Ham manager and I’m really enjoying my period here,” Moyes dismisses Celtic rumours

David Moyes may be the bookies favourite to replace Ange Postecoglou as Celtic manager should the Australian gets offered and accepts the Tottenham job next week, following the Scottish Cup Final, but 60-year old doesn’t sound like a man with an eye on a return to the club he played for in the early 1980s.

Asked today about the news that he is being hotly tipped as the next Celtic boss, Moyes dismissed the notion of that being anywhere near his own radar at his media conference as reported by the official West Ham website. “I’ve never even considered it,” the West Ham manager said. “I’m West Ham manager and I’m really enjoying my period here.

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United, looks on prior to the UEFA Europa Conference League semi-final first leg match between West Ham United and AZ Alkmaar at London Stadium on May 11, 2023 (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

“I’m hopefully trying to continue growing a really good football club so I’ve not given it any consideration.

“Through my years I’ve been linked with lots of jobs at different times but I have to say I’m really happy at the moment and I’m settled where I am. The club have been so good to me and we’re enjoying the journey we’re on.”

Next Wednesday Moyes could lead West Ham to European glory in the Europa Conference League Final against Fiorentina. Moyes rejected the chance to manager Celtic back in May 2016 when he was sounded out along with Brendan Rodgers by the then Celtic CEO Peter Lawwell.

David Moyes was reluctant at the time as he had unfinished business in the Premier League but Rodgers was enthusiast believing Celtic gave him the perfect opportunity to get back on the horse after his fall at Liverpool.

It’s a push to think that Moyes would leave the Premier League to take the Celtic job should Ange Postecoglou go in the opposite direction over the next few weeks.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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