As ever, it’s been an eventful campaign for the West Ham United fans here in the Transfer Tavern. Indeed, everything looked really rather bleak following the arrival of David Moyes as the club’s new manager back in November, though the Scotsman has steadied the ship since his arrival.
While it’s not always been perfect for the former Man United boss in east London, recent reports suggesting he would not be offered a new deal are fairly surprising. Despite some initial doubts, Moyes has proven himself to still be a solid Premier League manager, one capable of lifting a side who were spiralling out of control.
Not long after such reports emerged, there were rumours that he WOULD likely be offered a new deal if the Irons remain in the Premier League. Now, our punters clad in claret and blue aren’t taking anything for granted, though you’d back Moyes to keep his men in the proverbial Promised Land.
So, should he be offered a new deal, we think Moyes should walk. West Ham, while a big club with a nice new stadium, is an absolute mess behind the scenes and the one thing the former Everton coach needs to deliver long-term success is stability. Sure, he’s a good enough coach who currently has a good enough squad at his disposal to pull away from the low quality dog fight engulfing half of the division now, but long-term he needs a strong and stable backing.
He thrived with that at Everton, but his tenures in charge of both United and Sunderland were disastrous as both clubs couldn’t get things right behind the scenes. Under David Gold and David Sullivan, West Ham have rarely had that, suggesting Moyes would struggle under their ownership.
Should he be offered a new deal (as reports in the Evening Standard hint at) Moyes should walk away with his reputation restored.
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