David Moyes reveals he had already agreed deal to take over Premier League rival a day before sealing West Ham return

DAVID MOYES has revealed he came within a whisker of rejoining Everton.

A Toffees deal was ‘done’ in December 2019, according to the Scot.

PADavid Moyes was close to returning to Everton but instead took over West Ham, who suffered their first Prem loss of the season vs Man City on Saturday[/caption]

Moyes said: “When I was being offered the West Ham job, I had actually been in Germany with Farhad Moshiri to take the Everton job.

“The phone rang and it was David Sullivan — in the middle of the meeting with Everton. I had to say, ‘I can’t speak just now’.

“But Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by Napoli that night and they changed tack, even though I was due to sign the day before — I had told David.

“But the next day Everton didn’t make more contact so I phoned David and said, ‘If it’s still there . . . ’.

“And it couldn’t have gone better — it was the right choice.”

Last season Moyes guided the Hammers to their first trophy since 1965.

Jarrod Bowen pounced in the 90th minute to sink Fiorentina 1-0 in the Europa Conference League final in Prague.

And West Have have continued their revival this term.


Only Manchester City’s 3-1 comeback victory at London Stadium ended the Hammers’ unbeaten start to the Prem campaign.

James Ward-Prowse’s diving header was overturned by the champions’ triple strike after the break.

Jeremy Doku, Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland gave Pep Guardiola’s 2022-23 Treble winners their fifth win in five Prem matches this season.

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