Former Moyes assistant Alan Irvine was paraded as Preston’s new manager yesterday and said:
“You have to take great opportunities when they come along, and management was something I had to do before I finished in football. I wouldn’t have done this if I didn’t feel it was the right job for me.”
So Everton boss David Moyes has got a big Alan Irvine sized hole to fill and has set his sights on England coach Steve Round, formerly Sh*tbreak McClaren’s number two at Middlesbrough and now on the coaching staff with England.
With Irvine rushing off to sort out the relegation mess that Preston North End have got themselves in and UEFA Cup games looming for Everton, Moyes has decided that he needs to fill the job vacancy very quickly; other names being bandied about are Gary Speed and Brian Kidd but Round is apparently top choice. Theatre impresario and Everton chairman Bill Kenwright even took a break from camply swooping around Goodison like the Phantom of The Opera to ask Phil Neville about Round’s capabilities. But will Round be as capable as Irvine was?