The former Manchester United and Sunderland boss is working as a pundit for Sky Sports this afternoon as two of his other former employers – Everton and West Ham United – square off at Goodison Park.
The Scot’s tenure as Toffees boss was talked about in the programme’s preamble, and Moyes is firmly of the belief that he was on the cusp of taking Leon Osman and co to something very special indeed.
Accompanied by fellow pundits Craig Bellamy and Alex Scott, Moyes gave his thoughts:
"We were a centre-forward away from competing for the Premier League." 🏆
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 16, 2018
Of course, it might be tough to imagine now, but Moyes won three Premier League Manager of the Year Awards during his 11 years at Everton, and got them into the top-four, but we have no idea what odds bookmakers would have priced the Toffees at to be potential champions during the Moyes era.
Today, albeit with a completely different team and an altogether different outlook, Everton are priced by bet365 and bet365 mobile as being a massive 750/1 outsiders to win the Premier League in May.
It’s worth remembering Leicester were priced at 5000/1 when they won it in 2016.
Could Moyes’ boys have challenged for the title? What do you think?