Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04 are apparently planning a swoop for current Everton manager David Moyes this summer, the Daily Mail has reported.
Moyes who has been with Everton for 11 years has always admired German football, and now Schalke are willing to offer him a chance to test his managerial credibility in the Bundesliga, and possibly the Champions League.
Current Schalke boss Jens Keller was hired this past December on a temporary measure when Huub Stevens was given the boot, meaning he will be leaving the post this coming summer.
Moyes’ contract runs out this summer and it maybe a clear indication that he feels he is ready to leave the blue half of Merseyside and take up residency in the blue of the Gelsenkirchen-based club.
The chance for Moyes to lead a team who regularly compete in the Champions League and have money to spend is an offer Moyes will have to take very seriously.
Schalke have some very good young players at the club, with a bright future ahead of them, and with players such as Klass-Jan Huntelaar and Jefferson Farfan, Moyes will inherit a very good squad. The worrying question for Everton fans is; however, how many players will Moyes try to take with him if he does go?
So where does this leave Everton? Well, rumours are; Celtic manager Neil Lennon will be willing to quit the Glasgow outfit this summer and a move to Everton.
Lennon’s reputation has grown thanks to Celtic’s exploits in Europe this season, including a 2-1 victory over Barcelona, and will now be looking to for a new challenge to further his career; the Premier League may be the best possible place to do this.
It’s worth noting that Everton are just about still battling for a Champions League spot, and if they do manage to overhaul Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham then Moyes may well extend his stay at Goodison Park.
You would feel Everton would like to hold on to Moyes as he has provided the club with stability and made the club a near permanent fixture in the top half of the Premier League. Moyes will want to put this talk to one side for now as he concentrates on the final seven games of the league season.
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