David Moyes officially takes over at the London Stadium
After West Ham United sacked manager Slaven Bilic, rumors began that former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland manager David Moyes was being lined up as a replacement. The deal, rumored to be an interim basis, was finally announced.
If this is the case, West Ham fans must be wondering which version of Moyes will join them at the London Stadium. If it is the Moyes who routinely kept Everton well into in the top half of the Premier League table, Hammers fans should be excited.
However, if it is the manager who took Sir Alex Ferguson’s title winning Manchester United out of the Champions League places, or the Moyes who sent Sunderland down, it may cause some worry.
Following an all-around disastrous stint in Spain at Real Sociedad, his latest managerial position was at Sunderland, following Big Sam Allardyce, ended with the club being relegated to the Championship for the first time in a decade.
Despite his statements that he wished to stay on and help bring the club back up, he resigned shortly after the 2016/17 season concluded.
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Despite some rough patches Moyes has had a relatively successful career. If Moyes can win over the dressing room and West Ham experiences the usually expected new manager bump in form, Moyes appointment may be enough to keep the Hammers in the Premier League yet again.
His style can lend itself to grinding out enough results to stay up, after all. However this appointment of the may not inspire players to reach stellar new heights, this isn’t Pep Guardiola coming in after all.
West Ham are not lacking for investment either, as they brought in former Manchester United striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic.
If Moyes can get the most out of them, this could end up being a successful appointment. Perhaps Moyes rumored skills on the training ground made him attractive to the owners. Hopefully he can get the most out of this group.
West Ham fans may not be overly pleased to hear that Moyes is the new gaffer, but it’s also worth asking yourself who else would be both available and willing to take the job?
This is of course not something supporters who love their club want to hear, but following a poor move from Upton Park to the London Stadium outsides may view the club as being in a bit of a crisis. An attractive managerial position that does not make.
That being said, whoever took over this job would have their work cut out for them. We’ll see if David Moyes can keep the Hammers up or if their Premier League bubble has burst.