David Moyes’s appointment as West Ham boss in December 2019 was not greeted with much fanfare from West Ham fans.
The Scot was in charge at the London Stadium before from November 2017 to May 2018. And despite keeping the Hammers up, he hardly impressed. His Premier League win rate was actually incredibly low – just 30%.
And it’s even worse this time. Moyes has presided over just one win in seven league games since his return to West Ham.
The 56-year-old is a pragmatic coach. And that’s putting it politely. He always sets his team up with the main goal of not losing.
A prime example of this was the Hammers’ game away at Manchester City in midweek.
West Ham went to the Etihad with absolutely zero intent to win the game.
The Hammers have no identity under Moyes. There is no organised pressing from the front, the passing is not quick enough, and they don’t look particularly strong defensively either.
Moyes has history of failing to deliver too.
His time in charge of Manchester United was well-documented and roundly criticised by fans and pundits alike.
This official tweet from Manchester United’s Twitter account in 2013 perfectly sums up the Scot:
David Moyes says #mufc must improve in a number of areas, including passing, creating chances and defending.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 9, 2013
The warning signs were there for West Ham. Whilst Everton appointed Carlo Ancelotti, the Hammers board made the dire decision to bring the 56-year-old former Everton and Sunderland boss back to the London Stadium.
And if the Hammers go down, the owners will only have themselves to blame.