Moyes gives view on manager sackings

By Hughie Southon


David Moyes  is very unhappy top see managers fired as of course has been the case at Southampton.

It’s not hard, of course, to understand why given the calls for his own head and as a member of the “manager’s union” one would probably expect nothing else.

As he prepared for the game against Southampton he told reporters that he was hardly surprised that Ralph Hasenhuttl had been fired.

He said: “It is not surprising, but he had a few big results go against him that may have brought a lot of media attention but the board were very solid through that.

I don’t like seeing managers lose their job because I am one myself but clubs have to make decisions and have their own reasons for it.

I don’t know all the reasons but it is never good hearing a club making three managerial changes in a year.”

And he added that he was not surprised either that so many clubs have changed managers around him.

He said: “No, it has not surprised me but the way the Premier League has gone and the owners… there are a lot of clubs wanting instant levels of success or having a panic that if they get relegated there is so much to lose.

Many of them have changed and we have seen people lose their jobs recently which I am slightly surprised at but I can’t give any understanding of that decision.”


About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon