The pundit was asked about the likes of The Sun reporting that Moyes was a contender to replace Manuel Pellegrini if the club opts to sack him, and responded by claiming that the Hammers players loved him when he managed them.
“Well I heard great things coming out of West Ham about him, the players loved him, they enjoyed him,” said Kewell on Sky Sports’ The Debate (22:55, Wednesday, November 27th).
Well if Moyes does get the nod to replace Pellegrini, if the experienced manager ends up getting the chop, at least the players will be happy it seems as Kewell seemed confident the ex-Hammers boss was loved. However, you have to think that Kewell’s comments make the decision not to keep Moyes on after he saved the club from relegation in the 2017/18 campaign, even more bizarre. After all, it sounds like David Sullivan and David Gold chose to break up a happy camp, and why would you decide to do that? Moyes may have only won 29% of the 31 games he oversaw at the Hammers, as per BBC Sport, but when you consider the mess of a side he took over, that’s not too shabby. After all, Bilic, while he did have a memorable spell at the Hammers which provided lots of great memories, did leave the club in the relegation zone and it’s always hard to turn the tide.