David Moyes should have been sacked despite winning the Europa Conference League with West Ham, insists Rory Jennings.
The Hammers defeated Fiorentina 2-1 in the final back in June, with Said Benrahma and Jarrod Bowen both on the scoresheet. It was a significant achievement for Moyes, as he guided West Ham to their first piece of silverware since the 1980 FA Cup and their first European trophy since 1965.
However, their Premier League campaign was disappointing, finishing 14th despite spending £160 million on new players last summer. Despite the cup success, Jennings believes that Moyes is not the right man to lead the Hammers in the future.
Jennings argues that winning a trophy can sometimes mask underlying issues and that bad managers can still have success. He cites Avram Grant, who came close to winning the European Cup with Chelsea but was not considered a good manager. Jennings believes that Moyes falls into the same category and should have been sacked.
While Moyes had his moment of glory, celebrating with his father, Jennings believes that he should not continue as West Ham manager for the upcoming season. Hammers fans will be hoping for a better season, starting with their match against Bournemouth on the opening day of the new campaign.
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West Ham United Football Club has been told that they should have made the decision to sack manager David Moyes back in April, before his team’s win in the Europa Conference League. Despite being in 11th place early in the season, Moyes was able to lead the team to a victory in the newly formed European competition.
The East London club’s victory has been credited to Moyes’ excellent tactical planning and his ability to make the most out of the resources available to him. However, West Ham has been criticised for holding onto Moyes for too long instead of making a change before their Europa Conference League victory.
Simon Jordan, a former football club owner, condemned the club for their lack of decisions and said: “Nobody at West Ham United… had the fortitude, if you like, to make a decision to sack David Moyes at the point where he was 11th”.
Jordan argued that the club would have been in a better position if a decision was made previously and “squandered a fantastic opportunity”.
While Moyes’ win in the European competition is commendable, the club have been reminded that their decision to keep Moyes has had long-term costs. West Ham United Football Club have been urged to learn from their mistakes and make better decisions in the future.