When West Ham fans were promised a new era of enchantment and gratification down at London’s Olympic Stadium, one that would wholeheartedly warrant breaking away from the historic old Boleyn Ground in reluctant circumstances, few ever envisaged the prospect of watching none other than David Moyes himself patrolling the Hammers dug-out in 2017/18.
After seemingly failing to install an ounce of fighting spirit among the destitute Sunderland ranks last season, his proposed upcoming move to West Ham can’t help but feel somewhat paradoxical to say the very least. Hammers fans feel more than let down by this latest development, and it’s not all that difficult to work out why.
West Ham moved to the London Stadium with a goal of Champions League football
Less than 2 years later they're hiring David Moyes as manager pic.twitter.com/XGJd6olwrx
— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) November 6, 2017
Firstly, David Moyes hasn’t been able to call himself a promising managerial personality since his days at Everton. He failed to cut the mustard whilst operating at Old Trafford, subsequently struggled to implement himself during his short-lived spell at Real Sociedad – and clearly wasn’t up for the job of maintaining Sunderland’s place among the highest tier of English football.
Hammers fans were promised renewed fortunes once they finally begun life at London’s Olympic Stadium. In appointing someone like David Moyes, a managerial candidate widely discredited among the current footballing climate in this country, the West Ham United hierarchy may as well be sticking two ardent fingers up towards the fans who frequent their club on a weekly basis.
West Ham fans realising that Moyes is set to become their new manager pic.twitter.com/77e7DKFliK
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) November 6, 2017
Perhaps David Sullivan and David Gold are interested in little more than maintaining the club’s place among the English top-flight. They don’t seem all that keen on watching their side progress up the Premier League table when push comes to shove, otherwise they would have adequately backed Slaven Bilic throughout the previous summer transfer window.
West Ham’s former Croatian boss made many a mistake whilst marauding the Hammers dug-out in recent seasons, but had the chairmen actually gone out and sourced a proper squad of players ready for the challenges of Premier League football, perhaps the club wouldn’t be in their current state of disarray.
Moyes recent managerial form looks like a text you get when a baby gets hold of a phone:
— BenchWarmers ⚽️ (@BeWarmers) November 6, 2017
Whilst die-hard supporters will seek to back their new manager regardless of the circumstances surrounding his arrival, David Moyes arguably represents the least inspiring choice on the market. His tactics seem relatively old fashioned in the cold light of day, as does his overall persona and character when putting himself forward for the current job in question.
Although the former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss may enjoy some renewed fortunes in and around the London Stadium in the wake of Bilic’s departure, no honest West Ham fan can say they are genuinely happy with this latest appointment.
When the chairmen of your club seem wholeheartedly unwilling to part with their cash and land an inspiring managerial candidate to take the team forward, however – perhaps such an announcement should ultimately come as very little surprise.
David Moyes was picked by Sir Alex to take over from him as Man Utd boss he's no mug, I'll be getting behind him and my club that's for sure
— Darren Chapman (@darrenchapman7) November 6, 2017
Sullivan and Gold seemingly can’t wait to sell the club to the next wealthy business baron with more money than sense. Since capturing the London Stadium for a knock-down price and watching their assets almost quadruple in value over the past few seasons, this has arguably proven their one and only goal. In the end, fan satisfaction simply hasn’t come into it.
West Ham supporters can now expect a long hard slog throughout the rest of the season if this latest managerial appointment does indeed come to pass. Does David Moyes represent the right man to take the club forward? It’s a tough one to picture…
Sign Darron Gibson,
Here we go!
— Fraudulent Italian (@Regista_Michael) November 6, 2017