By Peter Lynch

19th Sep, 2023 | 2:10pm

BBC pundit shares ‘top, top manager’ verdict on West Ham United boss David Moyes as ‘finds a way’ claim made

Former Premier League midfielder Charlie Adam has shared a “top, top manager” verdict on West Ham boss David Moyes.

The former Blackpool, Liverpool and Scotland player posed the verdict to presenter Mark Chapman, who “absolutely” agreed.

The discussion comes after the manager guided his side to a victory over Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton earlier this season.

“What I’m saying is, he seems to be able to tactically get past most teams that they play against, and he doesn’t do it the same way,” Chapman said of De Zerbi, live on The Monday Night Club on 5 Live Sport.

Adam then replied: “So what does that say about David Moyes then? That he’s a top, top manager, and he finds a way.”

Chapman responded: “Yeah absolutely.”

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Fantastic start

Moyes has had his fair share of criticism over the years, and there has been plenty of it during his spell at the London Stadium.

But the man in the dugout has constantly overcome that criticism to bring lots of success to the East London club. The highlight was, of course, last season’s Europa Conference League victory against Italian outfit Fiorentina.

At the same time, the manager ensured the club’s survival in the Premier League, and has taken things to a whole new level at the start of the new campaign.

The club have won three of their five matches so far, two of which were hugely impressive 3-1 wins against Brighton and Chelsea, with the other coming against newly-promoted Luton Town.

The real challenge has, however, yet to begin, with the Hammers now making the step up from the Conference League into the Europa League, beginning with a home clash against Backa Topola on Thursday (21 September).

In other West Ham news, a journalist has shared a “difficult match” verdict on one isolated Hammers man in the club’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester City.