Since taking charge, David Moyes has done an outstanding job with West Ham. He transformed West Ham into a fighting team. Moyes had many difficult periods as a manager. When Alex Ferguson retired, he was appointed as the manager of Manchester United. But due to the pressure, he was sacked after ten months.
The next few years helped to evolve as a better manager, and in 2019, he got a chance to prove again with West Ham. Without any hesitations, he took that role. It was just the start of West Ham becoming a top team in the EPL where they can courageously face the bigger teams.
The team had shown it this season several times. First, they knocked out Manchester United from the EFL Cup in the third round. In the Round of 16, they knocked out Manchester City in the penalties and ended City’s domination in the EFL Cup.
West Ham continued their top performance in the league too. In the match against Liverpool, they ended the Reds unbeaten run of 25 games. Against Chelsea, they had a dominant performance and defeated the European champions for three goals.
Last season, the club finished at 6th position and qualified for the Europa League. One of the best achievements for the club in the previous few years. The Hammers call him ‘Moyesiah’ with much respect that he deserves. After an outstanding season, the management offered him a new contract till 2023, and he accepted it.
The key to West Ham’s improvement has been a change in mentality. David Moyes has always explained how an elite mentality can transform a team. “I think we’ve been trying to push it right from the start about ‘let’s get the points, let’s keep moving forward, let’s keep it going’ and the results give you a better mentality, they really do,” he explained.
“It’s a very simple thing to say, but it’s probably true. The more you win and the more wins you get, you can talk about how things are going well and how good the mentality is without actually having any real background to it, but I think we’ve brought in three or four players, which has helped it dramatically, it really has. The way they prepare for the games.”
With the squad’s quality, David Moyes can guide the team to the top four in the English Premier League. Since their return to the top flight in 2012, West Ham has never finished higher than last season’s sixth place, finishing six times in the bottom half of the table. They can also eye the UEFA Europa League as they are already qualified for the knockout rounds.