No Moyes Deepdale Return
Until a few weeks ago David Moyes was expected to return to Deepdale this season with Sunderland. However, the ex-Everton and Manchester United boss' resignation changed that.
Despite Simon Grayson playing down Sunderland links he has remained the favourite to succeed Moyes, who it was then said could then make an unexpected return to Preston, ironically enough becoming Grayson's replacement as he replaced him!
According to the Daily Mail, Preston had been drawing up 'contingency plans' if Grayson did leave for the Stadium of Light and the previous Sunderland incumbent, Moyes, was in line to make a shock return to Preston.
His success with Preston between 1993 and 1999 - becoming manager from 1998 to 2002 - saw him get his Premier League chance at Everton, where Moyes enjoyed huge success. Failed spells at Manchester United, a stint in Spain and Sunderland leave him out of work.
A chance to return to Preston, Moyes still lives in the area, was seen as a 'bold approach' yet one that could appeal to the 54 year old as he looks to revive his flagging career where it all began at a club without the pressures and off-the-field interferences aren't seen.
Grayson's the boss, most will want this to remain the case, but should Sunderland officially approach Preston he wasn't entirely ruling out taking up the opportunity Aberdeen's Derek McInnes recently declined.
Moyes returning to Deepdale? I wasn't sure or convinced, with the Lancashire Evening Post playing down such rumours.
Sources have informed the LEP an approach from Sunderland for Grayson hasn't been made whilst distancing Preston from an interest in restoring Moyes to the North End post, some 15 years on from his exit.