David Moyes linked with West Ham job

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Former Man United boss David Moyes has this week been linked with a shock move back to the Premier League by reports in the Irish Mirror.

Moyes is currently managing Spanish side Real Sociedad in La Liga, but the Scotsman is being tipped by some sections of the media to take over from Sam Allardyce as manager of West Ham. 

West Ham ongoings

Despite finding themselves in the top ten and on the verge of a historic move to the Olympic Stadium the club's fans have criticised recent performances, once again pointing the blame at the manager. It's a case of deja vu, as Allardyce was strongly tipped to get the sack last season after a string of negative results.

Managers linked

A number of managers are now being linked with the vacant position. Moyes appears to have edged ahead of former Hammers defender Slaven Bilic, who is the current boss of Turkish side Besiktas. It is likely that talks with current boss Allardyce will commence in the summer, once the Premier League season is over.  

These talks may determine if Big Sam remains at the club come the start of the 2015/16 season. If Allardyce was to leave it seems likely that the West Ham board would look to appoint a boss with previous Premier League managerial experience.

The right man?

David Moyes has a wealth of experience, having served as Everton coach for over a decade between 2002 and 2013. However, the Scotsman's failure to meet expectations at Manchester United may just persuade him to avoid any opportunity to return to the Premier League. 

West Ham may have some convincing to do if they are to lure Moyes away from Spain, where he is under contract until 2016. The former Toffee's boss is thought to be enjoying the challenge of managing at the top level at Sociedad.

Moyes took charge in November with the club struggling to get results at the bottom of the table, and he's steered them up to mid-table, as well as securing three points, against the odds, from league toppers Barcelona.

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