Former Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Monday morning (broadcast from 6am, May 23) that David Moyes would be a good managerial candidate for Aston Villa.
“He is a safe pair of hands in many ways, Moyes,” said Murphy. “You know he can get a team organised, he has done that at Everton.
"He will get them working hard, fit, playing with that passion and hunger that we haven’t seen for a while in a Villa shirt. He can definitely do that.
“He has got out of the Championship before. He has been done down, he knows what’s it’s about. So it would be a good move that for Villa, very safe pair of hands.”
Moyes was reportedly in the running for the Villa managerial job, but according to BBC Sport, the former Everton manager is not interested in it any more.
It has been reported that the Scotsman was on a three-man shortlist to become the new Villa manager, but he has ruled himself out.
It is not hard to understand Moyes’s decision. The Villans will play in the Championship during the 2016-17 campaign, and the 53-year-old is a Premier League manager.
Moyes, though, does know the Championship inside out, and he could have been a great manager for Villa.
During his time at Everton, the former Celtic defender showed what he is capable of if given time.
It was Moyes who helped establish the Toffees in the Premier League, and perhaps he could have done the same with Villa.