I don't think Moyes was ever in the running to be Man City and like blargins said, Hughes is a similar type of manager, Hughes did very well at Blackburn and made them a strong side with a limited budget, just like Moyes has done at Everton.
The Man City board are almost expecting instant success and with the amount of money they spent in the summer, you'd think they were trying to challenge for the title. Moyes has been good at finding bargains in the transfer market but hasn't been quite as successful when he's spent more than £6m on a player. Moyes is also a manager who needs time and patience from his employers before he can transform a side and even along the way it is a rollercoaster, remember the year 2005?
Hughes was appointed by Sinawatra but I always thought he wouldn't last long under the new Abu-Dhabi owners who would want the top class names in charge.