Report: Two factors cause Moyes to pull out of Aston Villa running

Real Sociedad manager David Moyes watches from the stands

Moyes pulled out of the running for the Aston Villa job on Monday.

David Moyes before the match

David Moyes decided to pull himself out of the running for the Aston Villa job because of two distinct reasons, reports BBC Sport.

The former Everton manager was on an three-man shortlist to replace Remi Garde, alongside Nigel Pearson and Roberto di Matteo.

Indeed, he was part of Villa’s interview process last week as the club step up their search for a new boss, with them leaving him with the weekend to decide about their offer.

Moyes ultimately decided against it, pulling out of the running on Monday, with the race now seemingly between Di Matteo and Pearson.

Aston Villa fans protest with banners

And according to BBC Sport, there were two distinct reasons why he decided that the position at Villa Park was not for him.

The first of those was that he did not enjoy the idea of spending a year, or potentially longer, in the Championship, with the Villans having been relegated from the Premier League this past season.

Xia Jiantong, the chairman of Recon Group, who has agreed to buy English soccer club Aston Villa, poses for pictures in his office in Beijing

He was also put off by the club’s desire for a swift decision about the offer, with them keen to make an appointment and get the rebuilding process started.

It will now be interesting to see who the club elects as their man, with Di Matteo the current odds on favourite to take charge at Villa Park next season. 

Real Sociedad manager David Moyes watches from the stands

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