David Moyes
David Moyes has reportedly turned down offers from the Premier League and abroad since being sacked as Manchester United manager

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes is reportedly in talks with Galatasaray about becoming their new manager.

Moyes, 51, is in Istanbul where he is meeting with club executives about succeeding Roberto Mancini, who left the side earlier this month, reports Eurosport.

Moyes was sacked after just nine months at the helm of United and has been out of work since April.

The 51-year-old has claimed to have turned down seven jobs since his departure from Old Trafford and was thought to be considering an overseas sabatical before returning to management.

One local report claimed to have spotted Moyes at Istanbul's airport ahead of a meeting with the club.

In his Sunday Times column, Moyes recently said he wanted to manage a Champions League club after getting a taste of the the tournament, and enjoying mild success, with United last season.

He also wrote of his tenure at Old Trafford, saying "it was unfortunate I wasn't given more time to succeed."

Mancini, who took over the Turkish giants in September 2013 after he was dismissed by Manchester City, mutually parted company with the club after guiding them to the Champions League last-16 and to a runners-up spot in the Turkish Super Lig last season.

He also led Gala to the Turkish Cup with a 1-0 win over Eskişehirspor.

Moyes would be able to call upon former Premier League stars including ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Eboue, who played for Arsenal, while Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder is also a key member of the side.

If Moyes lands the job he would follow in the footsteps of compatriot Graeme Souness, who imfamously endeared himself to Gala fans by nearly sparking a riot after placing a huge Galatasaray flag into the centre circle of the pitch of Fenerbahçe following a Turkish Cup victory over their arch rivals in 1996.