Report: David Moyes set for Everton interview, but Moshiri's feelings make return difficult

Real Sociedad manager David Moyes watches from the stands

Everton are reportedly set to interview their former manager David Moyes.

Real Sociedad manager David Moyes watches from the stands

According to The Mirror, Everton are set to interview their former manager David Moyes with a view to returning to Goodison Park.

The Toffees chose to part ways with manager Roberto Martinez earlier this month, with a 3-0 defeat to Sunderland proving to be his final game in charge.

After two bottom half finishes in a row, it's time for Everton to start challenging again - and with the season now over, the search for a new manager is gathering pace.

Real Sociedad coach David Moyes is pictured before their Spanish first division soccer match against Atletico Madrid

A host of big names have been touted for the job, and The Mirror report that Everton are keen on Frank de Boer, Manuel Pellegrini, Unai Emery and Ronald Koeman - as well as a familiar face.

The report claims that David Moyes - who left Everton for Manchester United back in 2013, and was then replaced by Martinez - is set to be interviewed for a return to Goodison Park.

David Moyes before the match

The 53-year-old was appointed Everton boss way back in 2002 having impressed with Preston North End, and he ended up spending 11 years as Toffees manager before his move to Old Trafford.

With a 42% win rate at Everton, Moyes impressed at Goodison Park but having failed at Manchester United and Real Sociedad, he now needs to rebuild his reputation - and his former chairman Bill Kenwright remains a big fan, hence his planned interview.

Manchester United manager David Moyes as a fan in fancy dress watches from the stands

However, it's also added that new investor Farhad Moshiri wants to appoint a more exciting, bigger-name manager than Moyes, and that could make a Merseyside return unlikely for Moyes.

Fans may not be too keen to see Moyes return having left the club three years ago, and given Moshiri's feelings about the position, there may be a more exciting appointment on the horizon even with the Scot set to interview for his old job this week.

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