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Moyes: The time is right to go

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West Ham manager David Moyes has indicated that this is the right time for him to depart East London.

Speaking before his final home game in charge, against Luton Town on Saturday afternoon, Moyes addressed his departure. The club announced earlier this week that he will step down at the end of the 2023/24 season after a successful four-and-a-half-year stint, which saw West Ham secure three consecutive European quarter-final appearances, win the UEFA Europa Conference League, and finish in the top ten of the Premier League twice.

Luton Town is visiting West Ham as they fight to maintain their top-flight status. Despite a largely impressive first season in the Premier League, they are just three points ahead of Nottingham Forest, who sit in 17th place.

At the West Ham vs. Luton press conference, Moyes expressed his satisfaction with the decision: “I’m comfortable with the situation, the Board, and everything’s fine. I’ve been away from my family for a long time now, and after many discussions, I think this is the right decision for both parties. We’ll go our separate ways after a brilliant four-and-a-half years.”

Reflecting on his tenure, Moyes said, “It’s been a fantastic journey. Preventing the club from relegation for the second time was tough, but things changed quickly. We became a European team, and then a team expected to be in Europe. I believe the club is now much more stable.”

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  • David Wendelken says:

    Well done David Moyes. Great comments. You have done a very good job for West Ham. I think now is a good time to go and see if the club can move further. Thank you and good luck in future positions.

  • Edzola says:

    Yes, lets over look the various 5 – 0, 6 – 0, 5 – 2, 5 – 1 thrashings to Brentford, Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Liverpool. The FA Cup humiliation by Bristol City over two games. The poor results against virtually all of the bottom of the table clubs plus the capitulation in the away leg of the Europa Quarter Final this season and two season’s ago when he should never have played Cresswell against Frankfurt in the second leg of the semi-final. Plus the abject treatment personally of the strikers purchased for 10’s of £ millions, the total ignorance of the young stars who had achieved great success in their competitions. Then himself as a defender by trade, the 70 goals (with more to come) conceded in the Premiership this season. Standing on the touchline looking like a deer in the headlights as his dull-head tactics gave away possession to all and sundry. His ego is bigger than his actual success. He has had TWO successful achievements in his 35+ years of management. The Europa Conference win and a Championship promotion. That’s it. Then the moaning about the West Ham fans expectations!! We know relegation, been there and done that a few times but we also know good football, not Fort Alamo Texas tactics every week.

    Goodbye Moyes – you blew a great season this year with your ego and shipping out 7 quality first team players at the worst time of the campaign. I hope you enjoy watching Scamacca in the Europa Cup Final playing for Atalanta in a couple of weeks time. You are responsible for him not being in the Irons colours anymore – you genius football brain.

  • Edzola says:

    oh and Fulham 5 – 0 too

  • Mick w says:

    Bang on mate ⚒

    • D.f.butcher says:

      Best of luck Gianluca should still be a hammer, and goodbye Mr moyes should have gone last season , I personally won’t miss moyesball or your tactical superiority, you claim you love football are you sure about that?

  • Billy says:

    His time has come to a natural end but I remember the dark days of protests in the new stadium. Moyes changed all that, got us into Europe, got us competing with the big boys at the top, bought us success. Won’t be forgotten by most. Well done to Moysie. Good luck to him. Wish him all the best.

  • Paul P. says:

    Great comment Edzola.
    Moist has been less than average during his tenure and managed to obliterate the “fighting spirit” that used to be the Hammers trademark.
    Yes, we were often the underdogs but our commitment and determination won us many of the tight games until Moist came along and introduced straight line, park the bus defending, in order to minimise shipped goals.
    All that improved was our ability to run backwards and give the opposition a clear route to goal, up the middle or crossing from the wings. Man marking has completely disappeared and diving in the box is the norm.
    The new manager is hardly my choice but no more than I expected, considering our recent form, but I hope that the ” new broom” and half a dozen new (young) players, will lift the morale and set us back on the road to success in the PL.

    • Martin61 says:

      Our spirit won us most of the two games before Moysie came along?….. . ..both times he came along we looked like we were were going to be relegated. Get real.

      • Zahama says:

        Well said Martin61 before Moyes came in the 2nd time we lost to a 2nd string Leicester team having recently been well beaten by Burnley under the purveyor of beautiful football that was Pellegrini

  • Len Scannell says:

    Extremely well put Edzola.

  • Edzola says:

    Rushed last night. Had some incorrect scores.

    Yes, let’s overlook the various 5–0, 6–0, 5–2, 5–1, 5-0, 4-1 thrashings to Chelsea, Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Fulham and Aston Villa (30 goals conceded in 6 games, with the title chasing Man City, last game for the title, at their ground to come !! The FA Cup humiliation by Bristol City, out-played over two games.

    The poor results against virtually all of the bottom of the table clubs plus the capitulation in the away leg of the Europa Quarter Final this season with one shot on their goal. Even the German media was totally dumbfounded by Moyes, the dummkopf, with the tactics of that performance.

    Two seasons ago, he should never have played Cresswell in the return game after he got roasted in the first leg against Frankfurt. In the second leg of the semi-final he got sent off in the 19th min, they score in the 26th min. Urgently needing goals Moyes sends on Yarmolenko for Coufal in the 87 minute. Not the 60th or 75th but with 3 mins left and losing 3 – 1 on aggregate. Useless decision in a critical game, thousands of West Ham fans in the Frankfurt stadium.

    Alonso deliberately puts on fresh strikers from the 75th min, the opposition’s defense is tired, game weary. They have scored 17 goals in the 90th minute this season. We know that, 89th min J. Frimpong against us in the second leg game over. They scored all 3 of their goals after the 83rd min over the two ties, Boniface in the 91st min in the first leg. Bayer Leverkusen team did it again in the Europa semi-final against Roma this week, with the game at 2-2. They scored 2, at 82 mins and 97 mins, winning 4 – 2. Fighting until the end, not capitulating with 15 minutes to go, head in hands putting on defenders as substitutes.

    The abject treatment personally of the strikers purchased for 10’s of £ millions. Signing Nikola Vlasic twice, who never scored a goal at Everton when he first signed him. Signed by Moyes to West Ham for Euro 30 Million, constantly played out of position in 19 games, scoring 1 goal.

    Then Moyes himself as a defender by trade, the 70 goals so far, conceded in the Premiership this season. Standing on the touchline looking like a deer in the headlights (on wages of £5 Million a year) as his dull-head tactics gave away possession to all and sundry. His ego is bigger than his actual managerial success.

    He has had TWO successful achievements in his 35+ years of management. The Europa Conference win and a Championship promotion. That’s it. Then the moaning about the West Ham fans expectations!! We know relegation, been there and done that a few times and personally witnessed it in our old stadium, but we also know good football, not Fort Alamo Texas tactics every week.

    Slaven Bilic made mistakes, playing Antonio at right back for one, but he was WITH the fans. We were one, manager, players and fans. That is critical to the club in every game and as a force of energy. That’s why Everton have stayed up this season with the points deduction. They are a unit. Same as Pep’s magic at City. One unit. Man Utd are divided from top to bottom. Klopp got Liverpool locked as one.

    A couple of years back an article in a respected newspaper stated that there are over 1 million West Ham United FC fans worldwide with the majority obviously in the East/South East of England. You have to be real dumb or full of self-ego not to utilize that as a team manager or as a business owner (Sullivan-Brady). Look how easy the new Stadium got filled.

    There is a huge potential future for the Iron’s in the right hands. Not denigrating other clubs but it is a sleeping giant. I admire the Borussia Dortmund fanaticism, that black & yellow wall of love for their team. They often end up as the bridesmaid at the wedding but still they are a locked unit. Being in Spain I watch a lot of Real Madrid games because the football is poetry in motion in some games, fluid, fast and an attitude that they will fight to the last seconds.

    Moyes was and will still be, as a pundit, disrespectful to West Ham. Some people never evolve from their lessons..

    West Ham United is a sleeping giant with an Iron heart.

    Julen Lopetegui knows what he is walking into, he’ll have been watching Alonso, Arteta etc and I have a real sense that he will give his all to unite the club.. We are easy to unite, we know our pedigree, Moore, Hurst, Peters, Bonds, Brooking, Devonshire, Alvin Martin and the rest over the years…

    60 years a rock-solid fan, through it all… Excuse the repeat from above, had to let some steam out of the Iron !!

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