Why David Moyes would be wise to join Aston Villa now

Aston Villa have been linked with hiring David Moyes as their new boss.

According to several reports, including the Daily Star, Aston Villa have targeted Real Sociedad boss David Moyes to take over from the recently sacked Tm Sherwood.

Moyes has plenty of Premier League experience and top credentials within the game, having managed Everton successfully for a number of years before a short stint at Manchester United.

Currently, the Scot is trying his luck in La Liga with Real Sociedad with whom he guided to a 12th place finish last season, though some 30 points off a top four finish.

Villa are currently in the mire as they sit bottom of the league, four points adrift of safety with their latest defeat to Swansea City extending their winless run to nine games.

Should Moyes become the Villa boss, he would be giving up his Spanish dream to relaunch his career in English football – preserving the West Midlands outfit’s Premier League status.

Some could suggest he would be mad to join Villa in their current plight, though on further reflection it could actually be one of the smartest decisions he could possibly make.

According to Guillem Balague’s Sky Sports column, Moyes is under severe pressure at Real Sociedad and murmurs suggest that he could be sacked if imminent results don’t improve.

Real Sociedad’s Anoeta Stadium made their feelings known in the recent 3-0 thrashing at home to Granada, chanting loud and in unison on the terraces ‘go home Moyes’.

The former Everton boss may be out of a job soon, and his chances of staying in Spain long-term are probably slim.

Villa may not be in an ideal position now, yet they could be Moyes’ best hope of a Premier League return at the helm of such a historic club with plenty of potential.

Unless he is willing to sit around and potentially wait years to get another shot at managing a so-called high-status Premier League club, he must take this opportunity now.

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