THERE IS NO BETTER TIME THAN NOW FOR DAVID MOYES TO BURY THE SPECTRE OF HIS FORGETTABLE NINE MONTHS SPELL AT THE THEATER OF DREAMS. CAN HE FINALLY BEAT HIS FORMER EMPLOYER’S?
During the summer of 2013; Sir Alex Ferguson sent shock waves through the English media by announcing his resignation as Manager of Manchester United after twenty seven (27) years at the helm.
Soon after, David Moyes was coronated as his successor by the Great Scot himself due to the incredible job he had done thus far with Everton.
Ten months after being dubbed the chosen one, Moyes was fired with four games to spare after it became apparent that he couldn’t fill the void left by Sir Alex.
The former Everton manager followed up his Manchester United debacle by accepting a job in Spain, a move which proved to be a bad career choice as he lasted (364) days. Ever since, he has been running from pillar to post in a bid to ressurect his dwindling managerial career that came down crashig after his night mare at the Theater of dreams.
Then came the horror show at the Stadium of Light as Sunderland were relegated under his watch. That experience was by no means the lowest point of his career as he would later admit.
Soon followed his first stint as interim Manager of West Ham United. He was tasked with the role of fire fighter which was done admirably, but the club decided against making his contract permanent as they were looking for a coach with a higher profile. That proved futile as Manuel Pellegrini was unable to produce the goods that his bosses were expecting so he was fired. David Moyes was then rehired again, but this time with more leverage. This season he has been quietly going about his business, and West Ham now look like a team built in his image. The cornerstone that his Everton success was built upon — consistency, trust in a key group of players and, clarity– have returned at West Ham and the old David Moyes is beginning to express himself again.
Since his sacking about (8) Years ago, he has played Man United in four different occasions– loosing twice and the other two ending in stalemate. A win for West Ham this Saturday will propel them into a champion league position and, aswell serve as a form of redemption for the Scots man.
And just maybe, it would show that the former Manchester United manger has moved on from the biggest disappointment of his illustrious career till date.