Joey Barton suggests Everton should have approached David Moyes

Joey Barton of Burnley takes a look around the pitch prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park on April 15, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Former Everton manager David Moyes is now in charge of West Ham United.

Joey Barton of Rangers  during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Former Rangers and Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton suggested on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Monday morning (06:10am, November 27, 2017) that Everton should have approached David Moyes for the vacant managerial role.

Everton are on the hunt for a new manager following the departure of Ronald Koeman due to a run of poor results in the Premier League.

West Ham also made a managerial change recently, dismissing Slaven Bilic to bring in Moyes.

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland looks on during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on May 21, 2017 in London, England.

Moyes is a former Everton manager and did a great job during his time at Goodison Park, and ex-Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City midfielder Barton has suggested that the Toffees should have approached the former Manchester United and Sunderland boss.

Barton said on The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Monday morning (06:10am, November 27, 2017): “I honestly believe Everton have missed the trick by not... David showed that he was prepared to go in and work in the short term to prove himself again.

“How Everton haven’t gone in and got David Moyes just to cover the gap between Koeman and whoever it is they want to appoint..."

“I think if Everton are serious about staying up, they need to get on the phone to like a Tony Pulis,” added Barton (06:40am). “Brendan Rodgers, they haven’t picked the phone up to.”

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England.

Moyes may not have succeeded at Manchester United, Real Sociedad or Sunderland, but there is no doubt that the Scotsman is a very competent manager.

The former Sunderland boss would have been a good short-term managerial appointment for Everton, but it seems that they are now set to hand Sam Allardyce that role, as reported by The Guardian.

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