David Moyes Should Snub Any West Ham Advances


It could be a huge summer for West Ham United. After a few years of tension between their current manager Sam Allardyce and the ‘Hammer’s’ fans, it looks like the club could be ready to let Allardyce go.

Obviously that means speculation mounts on who could replace ‘Big Sam’.

One name that seems to be a frontrunner is former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes. Although the names of Rafa Benitez, Gary Monk and former Hammers fan favourite Slaven Bilic have also been mentioned.

You can see why owners David Sullivan and David Gold would be interested in the Scottish manager.

Moyes did extremely well on a relatively tight budget at Everton, during his time at Goodison the Toffees usually over-preformed. He also had a decent success rate in the transfer market and brought through a few youngsters too.

Moyes’ former Everton scout Tony Henry seems to be the man heading up West Ham’s summer recruitment drive. For many that is another pointer that David could be on his way to London.

I think his Man United experience could actually work in his favour as he should be hungry to always prove himself as being a top level manager.

But I’d be sad if Moyes chose to go to West Ham this summer and believe he should turn down any potential offers.

Now first, let me state that this has nothing to do with the club. I actually think West Ham are a superb club and one that’s full of potential. A few more classy additions could see them further up the table next season.

I just don’t think Moyes should walk out on Real Sociedad after just nine months. Especially after originally signing an eighteen month deal.

I suppose people might point to his dismissal at Old Trafford as a reason not to worry about leaving his current employers, plus supposedly he has a clause in his contract that he can speak to any English Premier League club that comes calling.

Then you look at Moyes the manager. Back in his Everton days he liked to talk about one day managing abroad…. “I always had the hope of being a coach abroad,”

Talking about his life in Spain at La Real David said…

“I’m enjoying going to different stadiums, I’m enjoying working with different players, trying to learn the language, the culture,”

So why cut that experience short?

During his spell in San Sebastien, the Scotsman has impressed and seen his side climb into a safe mid-table position in La Liga.

Surely David Moyes would be better served spending a full season in Spain and getting a preseason under his belt at Real Sociedad and then see if he can help the club can reach it’s full potential.

After doing that I think he’d have a greater standing in European football and then maybe comeback to England, if he so wishes.

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