David Moyes Planning ‘Good Foundations’ At West Ham

David Moyes is targeting continued success at West Ham and is already making plans for the future. The Hammers are enjoying one of their best-ever Premier League campaigns and are currently challenging for the Champions League spots.

The manager, however, is targeting a lasting change at the club. Moyes is already trying to make improvements behind the scenes to help the club’s future. There has long been criticism of the clubs training facilities, scouting system and general fan outreach. Moyes, however, is focusing on what can help the club’s results on the pitch.

“We are a team in progress and trying to grow and get good foundations in place. So that in the future we can good team regularly at the top of the league.”

David Moyes on West Ham’s future.

David Moyes is targeting a prosperous future with West Ham as he is planning for the future with the club.

Ryan Fredericks, West Ham.

Ryan Fredericks, West Ham. (Photo by JOHN SIBLEY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

West Ham’s transfer business has changed drastically since Moyes’ reappointment. The Scottish manager has chosen his signing carefully and made sure not to take risks on unknown quantities. Tomas Soucek, Jarrod Bowen, Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson and Said Benrahma have all been successful signings.

The only criticism of Moyes in the transfer market was the lack of a new striker arriving at the club. Michail Antonio is the only senior striker left in the club, who just so happens to be incredibly injury prone. A cheap loan for backup would have been a simple solution to a potentially season threatening problem. Especially as Moyes is looking up the table.

“Well the first thing I thought to myself was is that us safe now, normally 40 points is safety. For a long time, I have been thinking much higher and looking higher. We’re enjoying it at the moment. Why would we not enjoy being in the position we’re in? I just want the players to keep improving because I think there is a lot more to come because we can play much better.”

David Moyes speaking after West Ham’s win over Sheffield United.

The Hammers moved above Liverpool with their victory over Sheffield United into the Champions League places. The presence in the top four may only have been for a short time, but it shows just how far the club have come under Moyes. The manager is still trying to improve the team’s balance further.

It is the first time in a while that there is a project in place at the club that has a clear set of objectives, this is down to Moyes. The manager’s contract is running out at the club and the hierarchy must move soon to secure Moyes to a longer contract.