David Moyes news: What did Moyes make about his time at West Ham United?

West Ham had some memorable runs in the Europa League and also famously won the Europa Conference League in Prague last year.

David Moyes in a file photo. (Image: Twitter/@premierleague)
By Karthik Raman | May 22, 2024 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

David Moyes is set to leave West Ham United after a positive four-and-a-half-year spell with the club. He had two stints with the London outfit and the second one began in December 2019. When he arrived then, the club was in real danger of getting relegated, with Moyes’ immediate priority was to steer them to safety. He not only guided them to Premier League safety but also helped them outperform expectations in domestic and European competitions in the years followed.

West Ham United had some memorable runs in the Europa League and also famously won the Europa Conference League in Prague last year. That was the club’s first trophy in a long while, as the supporters celebrated deep into the night following that triumph. His final assignment came this weekend against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. The Hammers could not stop Man City from winning their fourth successive Premier League trophy. Despite the defeat, David Moyes was happy with the team’s performance on that day.

“We gave everything. Look, I’ve had some really big and disappointing results away from home recently at Crystal Palace and Chelsea, so today was never going to be easy, but I thought the players did a better job and we were competitive. I remember seeing them play Real Madrid and Arsenal recently and they’re such a good side,” Moyes, quoted on the club’s website, said after the game.

David Moyes on his West Ham United spell

Moyes then went down the memory lane, as he looked back at his time during his spell with the club. “I think we’ve scored more goals this season than we have done in a few seasons and we’re up there with that, and we played without Jarrod today. We’ve tried really hard to give the supporters something a bit more than what we’ve had in recent seasons. You’ve got to remember that a couple of seasons ago we were finishing sixth and seventh and this year we’ve come ninth, which I kind of think are pretty good positions,” he explained.

The manager added: “I know we’ve had a 14th which sticks a bit, but we got over that one, but generally in the time I’ve been here, we’ve given West Ham a pretty good position. Not just me, the players and the staff, we’ve really been at it, really worked hard and committed to try and make things go better, and I think people around the Club would generally think we have done. We’ve generally been in a really good place, lots of games, lots of trips, the Club is employing more people than it’s ever done and we’re getting bigger crowds than it’s ever done, so if you add all those things together, it would probably sound like progress.”

Moyes believes that even though they had some dark days, he feels that they can see a lot more of the “light now.” “I’m really pleased it was a successful time at West Ham and I think that most people would probably agree with that. The people I’ve worked with have been successful and all the people I’ve enjoyed, and I hope that everybody else can continue it. We’ve had some dark days here, but let’s be fair, we’re seeing a lot more of the light now than we are of the darkness,” he stated.

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