The situation surrounding West Ham United manager David Moyes “feels a bit different” to his managerial counterparts at their respective clubs.
What’s the word?
That is according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth who has been speaking about the 59-year-old’s position at the London Stadium.
The reporter believes that, despite recent reports of him being under pressure, Moyes’ history at West Ham has given his circumstances a different feel to some of his counterparts who have either been seemingly on the brink of losing their jobs or already given the sack.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Sheth said: “Look, I don’t run football clubs, and we’ve seen funnier things happen when you don’t expect managers to lose their jobs, and they do.
“But it just feels a little bit different at West Ham United given the history of David Moyes at that club.”
Credit in the bank
One of the main reasons for Moyes’ apparent safety in the Hammers’ hotseat is the credit that he has accumulated through back-to-back seasons of overachievement.
Securing European football consecutively as a result of finishing in the Premier League’s top seven with a West Ham side who finished 16th in the 2019/20 season is what places the 59-year-old in a different context to his counterparts.
The 2-0 win against Wolves which preceded Bruno Lage’s sacking would have defined that point even more and would have come as a relief to the former Manchester United boss, who witnessed his team score two goals in a Premier League game for the first time this season.
The 59-year-old will be looking to build on that momentum with victory against Anderlecht in the Europa Conference League, with the Belgian side having won just two of their last five games.
They will be there for the taking in Moyes’ eyes, and he will then look to capitalise on a shaken, suspension-hit Fulham side who were crushed by Newcastle last weekend.
This is a West Ham team who have shown they are capable of excelling under Moyes, who rightly still has credit in the bank for what he’s done during his current London Stadium reign despite the Irons’ slow start to this season.