Stuart Pearce spoke very highly of West Ham boss David Moyes, when speaking exclusively to the Evening Standard.
The 57-year-old Scot took over as Hammers manager for the second time in December 2019.
Despite failing to immediately endear himself to the London Stadium faithful, he has made great strides in recent weeks.
And it now seems like many of the West Ham fans are prepared to give Moyes a chance.
The Hammers have looked great in their last two games, beating Wolves at home and Leicester City away 4-0 and 3-0 respectively.
Moyes got his tactics absolutely spot on in both games. The former Everton boss has proven that he still has what it takes to mix it with the very best managers in the game.
And Stuart Pearce told the Evening Standard that he is in awe of Moyes’s attention to detail when it comes to his tactical knowledge:
“I’ve just come off the training pitch with him and while the players are doing their warm up he’s talking about a tactical approach about the game on Sunday. I was stood there listening to him talking about moving footballs into certain places to mimic the opposition and how they might play and we probably spoke for 20-25 minutes, just impromptu about a tactical approach for our game at the weekend. I thought, you know what, I’d pay good money to do this at a conference, to listen to him talk about a tactical approach of a game that we’ve got coming up. He really has got a vast knowledge of the game.”
That really is high praise indeed from someone who has as much experience in the game as Pearce does.
Perhaps we don’t give Moyes as much credit as he deserves.
The end of this season will be the right time to judge him. The 57-year-old would then have had 18 months to work with the players.
And who knows? Perhaps Moyes is the man to take us to the next level. Only time will tell.