Moyes says it again: “I want to stay”


MoyesDavid Moyes has given a new interview in which he appears to make it crystal clear he definitely wants to remain at Real Sociedad.

And he has explained why he went there, how he is preparing for the next season and why he turned down various jobs in the Premier League.

Speaking to The Guardian he said: ““I turned down Premier League jobs; I didn’t think they were right. I would never have left Everton if it hadn’t been Manchester United.

I was [supposed to be] there six years and you think United give managers time. I’d worked incredibly hard to get to the top and it was taken away from me very quickly.

“I didn’t want the disappointment to last. I had to take a step back and climb up again. I wanted somewhere I’d be allowed to work, where I could enjoy football again.”

“I want new analysts. We have a chief scout; I would like another. I’d like scouts in different countries. I’ve started to put the [recruitment] process in place and, in time, that will help.

“That costs but long term it’s cost-saving. The TV money changes soon and I’d like us to be ready so that if we do have money to spend we have a process in place. The president’s in favour and so is the sporting director.”

“I’ve told the president I want three or four players. I’m looking at the English market, players out of contract, boys under 23, people I can get for little money.”

However, despite that, reports published a week ago claim the sporting director and bosses won’t stand in his way should he receive a Premier League offer and it is know the Irons are seriously keen.

Moyes however continues: I’m a bit of a threat [to other teams] now because I can go there and bring players to Spain. I’m looking at loans too. I’d like to keep my [limited] money for one player, maybe two, but maybe bulk up [the squad] with one or two [loans or free transfers].

And because la Real has a British tradition I hope it won’t be outrageous if two or three British players end up here.”

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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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  • mattefumi el loco says:

    well…mmm… the case is becoming more complicated… No Moyes, No Klopp, No Howe, No Bielsa, no Bilic, maybe Benitez?… I don’t think so, in my opinion he’ll renew with Napoli or he’ll go to Liverpool… well, and then? mmm.. BFS? No thanks, I would prefer a monkey on the bench… The season has not long to run and we do not yet know the name of the next (???) manager… ahahah,… it’s fantastic…


  • Michael Miller says:

    Ummm – that don’t sound good – what’s Curb’s up to?

  • The real issue is do RS want him???

  • mattefumi el loco says:

    I don’t know Hugh, but it’s quite evident probably Moyes doesn’t want West Ham…

  • Stuck On 99 Forever! says:

    Its ok Mattefumi,we can give Sam a new two year contract,he deserves it.I am starting to believe even some of the old school fans are forgetting what the fundamentals of west ham are all about.Sam has brainwashed even the wisest of men into believing his football is the way forward.So disappointing,i never thought we as fans would start to believe in a way of playing football like Allardyces.I find it astonishing people want to give him a new contract,are we so easily pleased these days when it comes to what we have to watch on the pitch,without going into his favourites & stubborness when it comes to certain players.Some people want two more years of that.Crazy,total crazy!

  • mattefumi el loco says:

    Stuck… believe me, I give up… this situation is becoming a real joke… Regarding those fans who want BFS again… well, I prefer not to express my opinion… only one word: pathetic.


  • Sarith says:

    all smoke and mirrors fat sam is getting another contract the board gonna say everyone turned us down bla bla bla bla blaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

  • StingRay Stewart says:

    When i read these people saying he should be given another two years & a bigger transfer kitty this summer to spend it makes me so angry.I know it has been mentioned before but it is true.When does a boss deserve a new contract with his record in recent months.We won at west brom away early december,last away win.We have won against three teams in the bottom few since christmas.When does this become worth a lovely two year contract renewal.It makes me f*cking angry!

  • bubs says:

    You don’t show all your cards when you are looking for more than 1 year,
    Why would he put all this in place if in a years time he is not going to be at RS ?
    Playing hard ball to get what you want and I think if he is coming here he will want a 5 year contract.
    When did Bielsa turn us down ?
    When did Bilic turn us down ?

  • coyi1973 says:

    Why is Bilic a non runner, highly regarded young manager who has Premier League experience be it as a player but he still understands the league, knows West Ham and speaks perfect English.

    Moving away from Allardyce we should be looking to go in a different direction and Bilic fits that.

    Still think he’s gettable but not sure the board will go the route. But I don’t see many realistic options available

  • coyi1973 says:

    Bielsa should be a non runner, he’s older, not got a brilliant club record and doesn’t speak the language, too controversial and I could see that not working out or mixing with Sullivan. If we want to show ambition, it should be Bilic, he’ll end up at a top Italian or Spanish club otherwise.

  • coyi1973 says:

    Let’s get Bilic with a Cottee and get a bit of Weat Ham back into Weat Ham. Moyes, McClaren etc do not inspire me

    • sparrow says:

      Cottee? When you look at the quality of his thinking and the comments he has made on this site, I wouldn’t let him anywhere near management.

  • coyi1973 says:

    Or WEST HAM for that matter, not too concerned about Weat Ham

  • bubs says:

    I would sooner give De Canio a chance then keep BFS,
    Bielsa has not got a good record has he not won any playoffs ?
    And every time I read anything BFS write I am not sure I understand his language,
    But Bilic knows us has a good management record but does he want the job ?

  • coyi1973 says:

    No one can answer that but Bilic but he’s talked in articles about managing in England and I think if we’d offer the right package then we’d have a good chance. We’v good quality in the squad now, with a promise of more funds in the summer, impending move to a new stadium. I think we’d have a good chance to get him.

    But might be too bold a move for our board, still think it’ll be Allardyce for another 2 years but Bilic would be my personal choice

  • StingRay Stewart says:

    I am losing my faith in Irons supporters,some anyway,who are so easily pleased that Allardyce is worthy of a new two year contract.Seems we are moving in a different direction when it comes to what fans want from us as a club.Well the way it is going with fans happy with another two years of Sam dross is only making me fall out of love with my club.I have been in love with this club for more than 45yrs,now i find myself losing all enthusiasm while this Allardyce era persists.

  • bubs says:

    Stew it’s not going to happen,that’s what I say to myself every day when I get up,
    Let’s see what happens today and then watch the 2 Daves attitude to us and him after the game,

  • Stuck On 99 Forever! says:

    Allardyces style of football & to a point the man himself is the type of manager & football that we as fans used to detest.Now we have fans happy with his rubbish.Utterly unbelievable.

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