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MOYES EYES U.S. BOSS JOB

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DAVID MOYES, who was pipped by Brendan Rodgers for the Celtic manager’s post in May 2016, wants to return to the game.

And the ex-Hoops defender has hinted he could look at the international scene after leaving West Ham last season.

Moyes is not ruling out the chance of taking over the Head Coach role at the United States who have Dave Sarachan in interim charge until the end of this year.

He said: “I would have to consider the USA job if I was approached because it’s one of the big nations in world football, with massive growth potential.

“They have a constantly improving league, you’ve got David Beckham’s team coming into Miami and Nashville as well, so if it came up I would have a real interest.”

Moyes, who has also managed Preston, Everton, Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland, felt he “couldn’t have done a better job” at West Ham and was disappointed he was not given the chance to stay at the club.

He inherited a struggling Hammers squad last November, on a deal running until the end of the season, and guided them to safety with games to spare, eventually finishing 13th.

But the Scot’s contract was not extended earlier this summer and the London outfit appointed Manuel Pellegrini, who saw the team beat Everton 3-1 at Goodison yesterday after losing four successive Premier League matches.

Moyes remarked: “I have to say we couldn’t have done a better job.

“That’s why I was disappointed not to be offered the opportunity to stay. I’d taken it to the end of the season to see how I did and how the owners felt.

“From where they were to get them living and breathing again, was probably as successful a season as I could have had.

“By the end I’d decided I wanted to stay if the owners provided me with the funds to strengthen the squad. It disappointed me I didn’t at least get a chance to talk about it.”

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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