Hammers: We want David Moyes


Many of West Ham’s supporters are urging the board to oust Sam Allardyce out of the dug-out and calling for the appointment of Manchester United reject David Moyes.

With many of the bookmakers naming Moyes as odds-on favourite to succeed Allardyce as first team coach, Football Express News speaks with some of the Hammers die-hards to see how they would react should the 2/1 favourite take charge at Upton Park in the near future.

“I’d be quite excited if David Moyes came to West Ham” said one season ticket holder, “I’d like to think the board will sack Big Sam and bring Moyes in for the start of the season but it does seem a bit far fetched at the moment.”

Many of the Hammers are of the opinion the Scot’s playing style would better-suit the team rather than Allardyce’s traditional long-ball style, which did little to impress the match-going supporters last season.

“His style would work well for West Ham. He’s a hard task-master like Allardyce but he’s not going to come here and play the same boring long-ball football.

“Moyes certainly wouldn’t play Brazil-type football but he would play more expansive with more creativity.

“He would get the players really fit and study their positions and what they’ve got to do.”

Moyes was axed as Manchester United boss in May following a troubled season at Old Trafford.  He had been faced with what many deemed a tall order – taking over from Red Devils legend coach Sir Alex Ferguson, who had built the side as a dominant trophy-winning force for well over two decades.

Having been under immense pressure to achieve instant success, Moyes and the Manchester giants parted company after his ten-month reign owing to his failure to win silverware and qualify for Europe.

Prior to taking up the post at United, the 51-year-old had managed Everton for eleven seasons and despite not winning any competitions with the Toffees, he stabilised and the team well and kept them flourishing in the Premier League.

Moyes brought some promising young players through from the Everton youth academy including Wayne Rooney and Ross Barkley. He also made some sharp signings including midfielder Tim Cahill, who went on to be one of the Toffees’ most highly-rated players of last decade.

“I think Moyes did a blinding job at Everton and although he fell by the wayside at Man United, any manager that came in under Ferguson was going to have that problem,” another supporter said.

“Moyes thrived in the Premier League for over a decade with Everton, never looked like getting relegated and he got them into the Champions League.

“I know he didn’t win anything during that time, but he didn’t have much money to play with and he was very astute with the players he selected for the first team.

“He’s not an elite manager as he proved last season at Man United, but for the second tier down, the mid-table teams, he’d be a very good manager wherever he goes.

“Ignore what happened with Man United, a lot of the supporters I know would love him at West Ham as he’s got a very sound track record,” he concluded.