Newcastle United have approached David Moyes to become the next manager at St. James’ Park, according to Spanish media this morning.
According to Sport (Spanish newspaper), the approach by United has been made through Kenny Moyes, brother of the former Everton manager.
As well as being his sibling, Kenny is a football agent who also helps look after his brother’s interests.
Sport report that the move to bring in David Moyes has came about because Steve McClaren has made clear he not only won’t be coming to Newcastle for the remaining three matches of this season, but also has no interest in coming in later this summer either.
The offer is reported to be reliant on Newcastle staying in the Premier League.
Moyes is seen as having done a decent job in stabilising Real Sociedad, the club currently 11th in La Liga.
If Newcastle are indeed serious about David Moyes, it will represent a major departure from the budget approach to managers that Mike Ashley has employed in recent years.
As well as likely compensation package for Real Sociedad, Ashley will have to at least match Moyes’ wages which are understood to be somewhere north of £5m a year. A bit of a departure from having one of the Premier League’s lowest paid in Alan Pardew, then whatever (relative) pittance Ashley is paying John Carver.
That is even before we come to money for players and the manager having any say on that…