David Moyes sends West Ham 'good times' message, indicating future intentions
David Moyes has reflected on West Ham United’s recent achievements with a message of wanting more to follow in what could be a sign of his desire to stay at the club, as reported by the official website.
The manager was speaking at the media open day at Rush Green, ahead of the massive Europa Conference League final on Wednesday. The Scotsman has masterminded great strides in Europe over the last two seasons with a shot at glory on the line in Prague.
His future is still to be confirmed though, amid ongoing speculation that he could be set to leave the London Stadium.
Moyes rightly expressed satisfaction on his record with the squad in recent times and whilst avoiding relegation isn’t something to celebrate, it is another mission accomplished and something Leeds and Leicester fans would happily have taken.
“I’m not sure if you had told anybody that in the last three years, we’d have finished sixth and seventh in the Premier League, we’d have got to the semi-final of a European competition and then the year after you’d get to the final of a European competition [they’d have believed you]”, he said.
“So there are a lot of good things going on. We’ve given lots of West Ham supporters lots of good times and long may it continue.
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“We want to grow and keep these sorts of moments happening and I think to be in a final is special, certainly for West Ham as it’s been a while since we’ve been there.”
Win or lose in Prague, there should be enough goodwill at the club to give Moyes the tools to ensure that the Hammers climb up the Premier League table next season but imagine that he lifts the trophy.
His popularity would surge and instantly, his place in West Ham folklore would be secured.
It all comes down to the talks between the incumbent boss and club chiefs but it would be a bold call if they opt to bring in a new manager given the momentum created recently by the former Everton and Manchester United boss.
For now, it is all about preparing the squad for the showpiece showdown with Fiorentina, in which he will be looking to go one better than when he last faced them, in 2008.
As it was then, the UEFA Cup was the competition in which Moyes’ Toffees played the Tuscan side at the Last 16 stage.
A 2-0 loss in Italy was followed up with the same scoreline in the host’s favour at Goodison Park but they would lose out on penalties.
Moyes will gleefully accept any kind of win next Wednesday if it means that West Ham will be European winners.