Moyes refuses to copy Klopp model


By Hughie Southon

David Moyes has been analysing the time he has spent at West Ham and a season which has left much to be desired this time around.

Ge was asked by reporters whether he could think in terms yet of leaving a legacy for the Hammers following his achievements.

And replying he said: “Being here twice and avoiding relegation twice was a huge job, certainly the second time and then taking it into a team who qualifies for Europe.

We are seeing a superb Brentford team this year and a really strong Brighton team who haven’t always been at the top.

There are years you can make big strides and we did it two years ago. We have tried to hang on to it which we did for the majority of last season with a European semi-final and last game of the season we were a second half away from finishing sixth in the Premier League for the second year in a row.

That’s how close it has been. Sometimes you drop out and seventh doesn’t sound as good but we have had two fantastic years.

I hear Jurgen Klopp and he talks really well and cleverly about not talking about the past. I understand that for Liverpool but here at West Ham we are still trying to build.

Liverpool have an incredible history. We have one here but not a recent history. The last couple of years there has been a bit where people may say: ‘By the way, that’s better, that’s not bad’.

We tried to do something this year and it is not the way we would absolutely like it to be done. I would have liked to have been in the League Cup final or FA Cup final. But to make a European final it would be sensational and trying to avoid the wrong end of the table.

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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!"

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