Moyes reveals secret to Hammers top six finish


David Moyes has revealed the secret to West Ham’s season success.

Speaking in an interview with The Times, the 58-year-old  revealed he completely changed his approach to training, showing h can change.

At West Ham, during the club season, I made a conscious effort to make training more fun than maybe I’ve done in the past,” Moyes said

“I tried not to keep it so heavy. I thought about the world players were having to live in — there was no opportunity for them to leave the bubble, go to the cinema, for meals or out with pals. We had to make sure that when they came into work they felt they were with their friends.

“You might imagine that amid the packed schedule we would have had to give players more days off. In fact, it was the opposite.

“Like everyone else in the country, footballers were challenged by lockdowns and the loss of “normal” life and we found they were happy to get out of the house, pleased to be in training, and craved it from the point of view of structure and routine. So there was actually more training — but we made sure that many days there were lighter training loads.”

Claret and Hugh say:

David Moyes has been called boring, predictable, one-dimensional and dithering in the past. Many supporters didn’t want him the first time around at West Ham and a number were of the same opinion for his second appointment.

Last season he proved that a leopard can change its spots and he can still surprise, delight and still deliver at the highest level.

Sir Alex Ferguson was right when he groomed him as his successor at Manchester United,  his management experience and drive is superb, he just needed the right club and hopefully, he has found that in West Ham. Let’s have no more of this Everton talk, Moyes is ours and he is here to stay.

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