No, it cannot - for two reasons.
1) He can simply deny this was ever agreed upon, but even if he admits it;
2) "A[ verbal] agreement that, by its terms, is not to be performed within a year from the making thereof" is not binding. §15136.
In other words, any contract that is longer than a year MUST be in writing to be enforceable. This is called statute of frauds - see here
. So it simply is not enforceable.
Thank you again for not shooting the messenger, in advance.
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