West Ham United manager David Moyes could face further UEFA punishment
West Ham bombed out of the Europa League on Thursday night (5 May) as Eintracht Frankfurt booked their ticket to Seville with a 3-1 aggregate win.
Aaron Cresswell didn’t help the Irons’ cause with a first-half red card for a pullback as a Frankfurt attacker bore down on goal similar to the sending off he had against Lyon in the quarter-final.
More disappointingly though, manager David Moyes was also shown a red card after he volleyed a ball towards a German ball boy sparking a fracas on the touchline between coaching staff from both clubs.
BBC Sport journalist Simon Stone reported via his personal Twitter account that UEFA is set to peruse over match reports before making a decision on whether to punish the Hammers boss further.
“UEFA will look at match reports from delegates before deciding whether to take any further action re David Moyes red card last night,” Stone said. “West Ham boss will serve a one-match ban regardless.”
In the heat of the moment, anyone can have their fuse lit and snap but those in senior positions, as Moyes is, need to hold their frustrations within and not let themselves explode.
The Scot, unfortunately, let himself and the football club down on Thursday evening and once he lost his cool, and his place on the touchline, West Ham were never going to overturn the deficit.
He has done tremendous things for the football club since he rejoined in 2019 and this incident won’t undo all of that but when we look back at this season, we will all remember the moment our boss lost his cool on the big stage.
With a Europa Conference League campaign looking the most likely scenario next season, Moyes will have to sit out the first game and then rein his temper in when things aren’t going to plan because it is not acceptable to be acting as he did in Frankfurt.
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