“Over the years there’s been approaches”, David Moyes opens up on Celtic links

West Ham manager David Moyes has opened up on the rumours linking him with Celtic over the years. In 2016 and in 2019, Moyes was one of the frontrunners to become the manager at Paradise, his first club, but nothing came to fruition. Now, the 58-year-old is with The Hammers in Scotland as they continue their pre-season preparation and Moyes told BBC Sportsound that he would be open to one day managing in Glasgow.

“Over the years there’s been approaches and talks, but we never got to a stage where anything got too serious.

“To manage Celtic you need to be special and realise the size of club it is.

“I think there will be a time when I choose to come back. But it’s always difficult in a city like Glasgow.

“I’ve managed in Liverpool, Manchester, and it’s tough. Half the city dislikes you and sometimes all the city dislikes you, depending on how you’ve done.

“Glasgow is my home city, I always want to be able to come back and mix with all the supporters. So that sometimes can make the job difficult, but it wouldn’t stop me from doing it if I thought it was the right thing.”

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 but it is still interesting to hear that Moyes wants to manage Celtic when you look at the impressive CV that he boasts.

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