1) Newcastle United
Newcastle United won against Bournemouth at the weekend but it was hardly a classic display from Steve McClaren’s side, more of a smash and grab. McClaren had come back to the top flight with Newcastle in the summer and after bringing in a few players he has failed to make a mark. Newcastle, a club with a huge fanbase and a rich history sit 17th in the league with just two wins all season. McClaren has shown he is not up to the job and isn’t fit to manage at this level any more. Whatever anyone says about Moyes, he did a fantastic job at Everton, often operating under tight budget restraints, the sort that he’ll be operating under at Newcastle. McClaren won’t last the season and the fact that Newcastle are a big club should appeal to Moyes who will be looking to rebuild his career after unsuccessful stints at Man United and Sociedad.
Gary Monk’s odds of remaining at Swansea have been slashed after their defeat to Norwich at the weekend. Swansea had started well with a draw at Stamford Bridge and a victory against Man United but since then things have been going less smoothly. The Swans have lost four of their last six games and now Moyes is on the market Swansea may look to bring him in. Moyes will again have budget constraints at a side who like Everton were ambitious and had a good youth system. It is harsh for Monk who did a brilliant job in the post Laudrup era and probably deserves longer but Moyes would certainly be a good pick if they want to replace Monk.
Norwich did beat Swansea but Alex Neil is also one of the bookies favourites to be the next manager sacked. Norwich are dwindling down the bottom of the Premier League table. The side had lost four on the spin until they beat lowly Swansea 1-0. Neil did bring the side up which should afford him some leeway as it speaks for the job he’s done at the club and what he has attempted to build. Moyes would likely prefer a move to Swansea or Newcastle though, if that became workable.
4) West Brom
Tony Pulis has done a decent job at West Brom but the side are not doing too well at present. four defeats in six, including two on the spin have them down in 13th before they host title challengers Arsenal at the weekend. Pulis’ side should stay up though even with the side struggling and despite their form being poor, Pulis is surely the man to finish the season with the club. He did spend a bit of cash and keep Saido Berahino against his will but he is a man who knows how to keep a side in the middle of the Premier League table. Moyes coming to the Black Country is very unlikely.