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The 4-1 hammering by Liverpool at home last week was the last hammer blow for Slaven Bilic as West Ham booted the manager earlier this week. Hammers fans were waiting with bated breath as the East London club began their search for a new manager.
On Tuesday, West Ham appointed former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes as their new head coach. But, the fans don’t seem happy at the Scotsman’s appointment since he endured miserable spells after quitting Everton FC.
The 52-year-old spent more than a decade at Goodison Park before moving to Old Trafford as the head coach of Manchester United in 2013. Despite being hand-picked by Sir Alex Ferguson to succeed him at the club, Moyes couldn’t keep up with the pressure of taking over such a historic club. The Scotsman did not even last a full season as the Red Devils let go of the 52-year-old in April 2014.
In all fairness, United should have given Moyes more time to bring his vision into place. His sacking was premature and was condemned by former players and pundits.
Roberto Mancini was also linked with joining the Hammers at one point. The Italian manager succeeded during his time at Manchester City, having won the League title in 2012/12 season. However, the 52-year-old is really tough to deal with, as he is known for demanding outrageous financial backing and is heavily dependent on funds. He also has a bad history with players and was in the news for all the wrong reasons when it came to handling them. David Moyes, however, is known for developing players and organising tactically disciplined teams.
At the moment, West Ham desperately need some organisation on a lot of fronts, and the Scotsman is better suited for the role than Mancini. Moyes also knows how to work with a limited budget and should bring the best out of the club’s current group of players.
West Ham supporters must look beyond the Scotsman’s failure in his last three tenures and look to keep faith in his vision for the club. David Moyes might not have the same reputation as before, but this is definitely a great opportunity for the 52-year-old to start afresh.
Moyes will step out as manager of West Ham United for the first time at Vicarage Road on November 19th when he takes on Watford followed by difficult fixtures against Leicester, Everton, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.