West Ham & David Moyes
When West Ham appointed David Moyes to replace Slaven Bilic, many questioned the decision.
Critics wondered what had Moyes done recently to earn a shot at the London Stadium.
Rather than looking like the fresh-faced manager who worked wonders at Everton, his recent records at Sociedad, Sunderland and Manchester United lingered in the memory.
Yet, Moyes has proven a wily appointment as West Ham’s relegation fears ease.
Nevertheless, Moyes was only given a contract until the end of the season, and it’s becoming clear that the Irons are gearing up for a longer term commitment.
David Sullivan on West Ham’s long term manager
In the past few days, West Ham owner David Sullivan has been signalling that David Moyes will get the job for the long term.
Sullivan has responded to reports that David Moyes may be tossed aside at the end of the season. He said:
What I like is, he [Moyes] is very hard-working. You see him at grounds watching games. He puts a long shift in at the training ground. The harder you work, the better the results.
He’s a good manager and will prove it. I hope he stays with us for many, many years and achieves things and wins things and achieve things.
So Moyes can count on a new contract, right?
It’s not like West Ham are known for breaking promises…
West Ham 2 – Watford 0
For once it was a relatively happy weekend for West Ham.
The Hammers beat Watford 2-0 at the London Stadium against Watford.
The three points pushed West Ham up to 12th in the table, level with Watford on 30 points.
Javier Hernandez broke the deadlock in the first half, while Marko Arnautovic marked his return from injury with the crucial second.