‘David Moyes should have got the job first time around’ claims West Ham legend

Friday, January 31st, 2020 3:41pm

By Josh O’Brien @JoshJohnOBrien1

Former Hammers midfielder Steve Lomas thinks David Moyes should have been offered a new contract after his first stint in charge.

David Moyes was originally handed the keys to the London Stadium dugout in November 2017 on a six-month deal. His contract expired in May 2018 and the Scot was not offered a new deal despite guiding West Ham to Premier League safety with two games to spare.

Instead, owners David Gold and David Sullivan opted to appoint former Manchester City boss and league winner Manuel Pellegrini.

Numerous factors meant Pellegrini’s time at the helm was not a success and the Chilean was sacked just before the turn of the new year this season.

Moyes was re-hired; this time on an 18-month contract. He has done little to quieten the growing voices of discontent amongst the fanbase.

However, Moyes is not the main target in Hammers fans firing line, with issues varying from the owners to the stadium.

One man who has actually offered Moyes support is ex-Hammers midfielder Steve Lomas. Speaking to Stone & Barclay on Love Sport Radio, Lomas gave his views on Moyes first spell at the helm.

“I thought David was very unlucky last time, he took us to 13th from the relegation zone without spending any money and I thought he should have got the job then.”

Lomas also shed some light on his views of the ownership; “Well I think hindsight is 20/20 vision. If you were to ask Mr Gold or Mr Sullivan they would have maybe limited what they said going forward. No matter what happens, they haven’t got the money that they said they’ve got.”

“They haven’t got the money to go and spend 300 million in one transfer window. They probably should have said this is going to be a work in process, but our aim is to get into that top ten and push forward.”

“If you stand still you go backwards in this league, the money that’s available to stay in it it’s so essential that we stay in the league this season and then give Moyes a chance of three or four windows.”

 

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