With Strachan’s contract up over the next few weeks amid Scotland’s failure to seal a play-off spot for the World Cup, the ex-Celtic manager parted company with the national team this afternoon.
And with Moyes currently out of work following a disastrous spell in charge of Sunderland, the 54-year-old has thrown his hat into the ring for consideration.
Sky Sports News confirmed that Moyes is interested in the position via their Twitter account:
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 12, 2017
However, they were soon inundated with fans voicing their disapproval over the idea of Moyes taking charge:
When you know you can't relegate Scotland like Sunderland.
— ♚ Kris ☆♚ (@Santi_Classorla) October 12, 2017
— Jack Straw (@Broth63) October 12, 2017
Is he tall enough!
— mark hargreaves (@777osc) October 12, 2017
— Matthew ? (@MatthewDunbar04) October 12, 2017
Surely his got to prove himself at club level first?? ?
— Jordan (@iJ0rd8n) October 12, 2017
— Georgina ? (@Georgina87x) October 12, 2017
— Ian mac (@Powersboy31) October 12, 2017
Not sure if David Moyes realises that you canny sign Fellaini for the Scottish National Team
— G (@grahamfleming76) October 12, 2017
If your Scottish this is what you’ll be thinking ? pic.twitter.com/Tgpd4o12RW
— Chris (@ChrisSwfc118) October 12, 2017
Imagine going through all this for Scotland to appoint David Moyes.
— Marleyyyy (@MarleyW02) October 12, 2017
No thank you. ?
— Scott (@scottmcpherson1) October 12, 2017
David moyes was keen to talk to aldi about a managers job in Gourock, man's desperate and would be a very unpopular appointment
— mike (@mkingsley1982) October 12, 2017
Well you got your wish, but David Moyes?? I am gonna start a bring back Strachan campaign.
— Alexander Flood (@AlexanderFlood2) October 12, 2017
Breaking news: unemployed man keen to take on paid employment
— Pete Wotherspoon (@PeteWotherspoon) October 12, 2017
Moyes performed miracles during his first major job at Everton – where he spent 11 years before being headhunted by Sir Alex Ferguson as his replacement at Manchester United.
Moyes struggled at Old Trafford though and only lasted one year, similar to his spells at Real Sociedad and then the Black Cats during their relegation campaign.
Is he the right man at the right time for Scotland?
Or should the SFA steer clear of a manager with a poor record in recent seasons?