What’s the word?
However, the Hammers manager is also under pressure and he may well have been the one to have been fired had the Toffees picked up all the points instead.
For now, though, Moyes remains in charge but there is a belief that he could be targeted by Everton to replace Lampard amid his own uncertain future in east London.
While talking about all this on The West Ham Way podcast on Monday, Ex suggested that some recent comments may hint at the Irons boss being up for a switch.
Indeed, after the game, Moyes said: “It was a difficult day for me as I’m really keen that Everton get away from their position. I had a great time there. I wanted to celebrate as we needed a win but behind it all I have a lot of feelings for Frank and for Everton.”
In response, Ex said: “Now, for me, that’s a little bit of a strange thing to say.”
He continued: “It almost felt like he was saying, to me, ‘I really like Everton, by the way, Frank, I’m not going for your job, I like you too, but I really like Everton too’.
“So it’s an interesting one to keep an eye on because there has been some speculation that Everton could make a move to replace Frank Lampard with David Moyes.
“Now, if that happens, or if they at least make the move, that’s a very interesting situation to be in.”
Time for a return?
Of course, Moyes will likely have a lot of fondness for Everton. After all, he spent over a decade with the Merseyside club, overseeing 518 games.
Interestingly enough, in terms of points gained per game, as things stand he has earned 0.01 less at West Ham than he did with the Toffees (with 1.53 compared to 1.54), showing that he has performed consistently at both teams.
However, Moyes left Everton in 2013 and so ten years would have passed by the time we reach the summer. An awful lot has changed in that period and it remains to be seen if he would still be a good fit.
What’s more, he hasn’t even been sacked by West Ham yet and so it may be more realistic for the Toffees to chase someone more available such as Sean Dyche or Marcelo Bielsa.