West Ham have appointed David Moyes as their new manager after sacking previous incumbent Slaven Bilic yesterday.
The Hammers did there best to fudge the figures a little while welcoming the 54-year-old Scot on board:
Moyes arrives with tremendous experience and pedigree, having managed in the Premier League for 14 seasons, with eight of the last nine ending in top eight finishes.
If we’re talking stats, then how about this little pearler…
David Moyes has won 5 of his last 28 home games, over a period of two-and-a-half years.
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) November 7, 2017
Still, Moyes has been installed on a six-month deal, which will either be renewed or mulched at the end of the season, depending how the team (currently tucked just inside the relegation zone) go on to fare.
West Ham United can confirm the appointment of David Moyes as the Club’s manager. pic.twitter.com/AIOWnHWn27
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) November 7, 2017
Just as an aside, Moyes’ contract with Manchester United isn’t due to expire until the year after next. Just let that sink in.
Since leaving Everton, the man has endured repeated abject failure in his subsequent three jobs – United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland – and yet still walks straight into a Premier League vacancy without so much as a second thought.
Maybe this is why young British coaches find it so difficult to get their foot in the door? Just musing.