David Moyes is interested in the Aston Villa manager’s job but has not yet been contacted by the club.
Nearly six months after being sacked by Real Sociedad, Moyes is keen to get back into football and is attracted by the challenge of reviving Aston Villa.
He has seen them live recently and would be receptive to talks. But he’s aware doubts over next season’s budget at the club could delay the process.
Nigel Pearson remains the bookies’ favourite and there is also backing for Mick McCarthy,Sean Dyche and Steve Bruce – but Moyes was approached by Villa last autumn after Tim Sherwood was sacked.
Moyes was still at Real Sociedad when Villa’s Head of Recruitment Paddy Riley flew over for talks. Moyes asked pointed questions about the quality of the 12 players Riley had helped bring in at a cost of £55m and the talks did not progress very far.
Villa’s football board will concentrate this week on their short list of candidates after relegation was confirmed on Saturday. Moyes is certain to be on that list.