A behind the scenes picture of David Moyes has emerged which West Ham fans simply must see as it encapsulates the beautiful game.
If one picture summed up everything that is great about Moyes and captured the magic of the FA Cup, it is one that has been posted on social media overnight.
Kidderminster Harriers and West Ham played out one of the most memorable FA Cup games of recent times on Saturday.
The National League North side almost caused one of the biggest shocks in FA Cup history as they deservedly led West Ham 1-0 heading into the last couple of minutes of added on time.
But Declan Rice saved the day for the Hammers with a thunderous strike. And Kiddy hearts were broken again in the last kick of extra-time when Jarrod Bowen tapped home to get Moyes’s side off the hook.
Kidderminster were the real winners, though, earning admirers across the country and effusive praise from West Ham’s manager, players and supporters.
Behind the scenes picture of David Moyes West Ham fans simply must see as it encapsulates the beautiful game
The hosts carried themselves with great dignity with their players even wishing West Ham luck for the rest of the competition.
It was a picture that emerged on social media last night, though, that encapsulated not just the magic of the cup but the spirit of the beautiful game itself.
Moyes and his assistant Paul Nevin was pictured behind the scenes in Kidderminster manager Russell Penn’s office sitting sharing a beer together.
Here on one hand is a manager that has just endured one of the most heartbreaking, gut-wrenching defeats imaginable having come excruciatingly close to making history.
And another who was undoubtedly unhappy – and privately very likely embarrassed – by what he had just seen from a West Ham team six divisions and 113 league places above their hosts in the football pyramid.
But they still took time to share a drink together after the game. Beautiful.
Moyes and Penn are seen clinking their beers as the Scot sat in his office. It really is a fantastic picture.
It also says a lot about Moyes.
The likes of Arsene Wenger were famous for often not partaking in the tradition of managers sharing a drink after a game.
Not a bit of that with Moyes as he undoubtedly imparted some wisdom from a long career onto Penn, a young manager who clearly has a long future in the game himself based on what the world saw on Saturday.