Everton manager David Moyes says he will help his chairman Bill Kenwright to appoint his successor at Goodison Park.
Glaswegian Moyes, who is a good friend of Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay, is likely to say good words to the Everton owner about the man who won the Championship title for the Bluebirds this season and has now been installed as the 2/1 favourite for the job.
The 50-year-old told a news conference at Everton’s Finch Farm training ground today: “The chairman has already asked me for my advice and I have told him I am happy to help in any way I can.
“It was the same when I came in, Bill asked for the advice of Walter Smith and he pointed him in my direction for the job. So if I can do the same thing, I certainly will.
“This is a well run club and we don’t get ourselves into too much trouble, so whoever gets the job will be coming into a really good environment.”
In a poll created by our sister website Liverpoolecho.co.uk Mackay came in behind Swansea City’s Michael Laudrup, Porto’s Vitor Pereira and Wigan’s Roberto Martinez but betting on the Bluebirds boss has today come in as low as 2/1 after TalkSport reported he had been approached for the job.
Kenwright said today: “Eleven years ago I made a decision to appoint Moyes and it was an instant decision. I don’t think that can happen this time.
“We have to wait and see what candidates are out there to take the club forward.”