West Ham: David Moyes Must Be Considered For Top Award

David Moyes, West Ham. (Photo by CATHERINE IVILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
David Moyes, West Ham. (Photo by CATHERINE IVILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

West Ham have come on leaps and bounds since David Moyes was reappointed as manager of the club last year. The Scottish manager saved the club from relegation and has turned their fortunes around this season. The Hammers, despite the odds, fins themselves challenging for a European place.

Due to this drastic change at the club, David Moyes deserves a lot of praise. If West Ham’s form continues, Moyes should be considered for the manager of the year award. At the start of the season, the Hammers were predicted to struggle, and some even suggested relegation was a strong possibility.

Moyes, however, has found a system and playing style that suits the team perfectly and is getting the best out of the squad. The 57-year-old has even saved the careers of some West Ham stars. Michail Antonio, Aaron Cresswell and Angelo Ogbonna were all at a crossroads at the club. Now they are integral to the Hammers starting eleven.

West Ham manager David Moyes should be strongly considered for the Manager of the Year award after a stellar year in charge.

As well as improving existing players, Moyes has also bought wisely this time around. Fans were originally concerned when he was reappointed after he previous transfers of Patrice Evra and Jordan Hugill. The Scot has proven them wrong, and every player he has signed has made an impact.

David Moyes, West Ham.
David Moyes, West Ham. (Photo by CLIVE ROSE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Tomas Soucek and Jarrod Bowen arrived last January and gave the club new blood and helped battle against relegation. This season Moyes only brought in three players, Vladimir Coufal, Said Benrahma and Craig Dawson. All three have proven themselves to be brilliant acquisitions for the club.

As well as getting the team playing well and signing good players, Moyes has also transformed the mentality at the club. Under Manuel Pellegrini, the club showed grit and determination on very few occasions. Moyes has changed this and insisted on his team being one of the most hard-working in the league.

This has been seen by the manager’s preference in player selection. Moyes was quick to move away from luxury players like Felipe Anderson and Sebastien Haller in favour of players ready to give their all for the team. Players like Pablo Fornals and Michail Antonio were given starring roles and they have repaid the faith two-fold.

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If West Ham does continue to challenge for the Champions League place or even if they drop off down to 7th or 8th it would still be an incredible achievement. Moyes should be given the credit he deserves for the job he has down and should be considered for Manager of the year.