David Moyes has lifted the lid on what people in Scotland keep doing to his dad in public since West Ham’s European triumph.

West Ham fans have been dining out on their unforgettable Europa Conference League win since that famous night in Prague.

So too has Hammers boss David Moyes according to the man himself.

And so too, it seems, has his dad David Moyes Senior.

Moyes has always cited his father as his big inspiration and mentor in football.

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West Ham manager’s father and son moment with Moyes senior, 87, remains one of the most enduring memories of Euro glory

The West Ham manager’s old man – now in his 88th year – has had to watch his son endure some tough times in his career.

Thankfully, though, the pensioner – who still gets to a large number of West Ham’s games – was in Prague to witness the first major silverware of his son’s career.

The Scot had called on his West Ham players to ‘do it for his dad’ when they took on Fiorentina. That they did. And the last gasp victory saw Moyes call his dad down onto the pitch as they celebrated together, memorably putting his winners’ medal around senior’s neck.

Now Moyes has lifted the lid on what people in Scotland keep doing to his dad in public since the Europa Conference League win.

Moyes’ father lives in Partick, an area of Glasgow bustling with pubs, bars, cafes and curry houses.

Despite his advancing years, Moyes’ dad gets out and about around his part of town.

David Moyes lifts lid on what people in Scotland keep doing to his dad in public since West Ham’s European triumph

There’s a problem, though, since West Ham’s European success and that moment on the pitch with his son, Moyes senior is well recognised.

And he hasn’t been able to buy a drink since!

“I’ve just come away from winning a cup, which has taken me the most part of my 1,100 games to do so…” Moyes told beIN Sports.

“I’m feeling really good about it…

“For me personally it was the biggest moment I’ve had. Because I’ve never really fully understood what it’s like to be a winner at the end of it, how to celebrate, what happens so I learned a lot from it myself. And I’ve got to say I’m still dining out on it at the moment. I’m still enjoying it and I don’t see any reason why I shouldn’t. Because it’s something very few managers get a chance to do…

ACF Fiorentina v West Ham United FC - UEFA Europa Conference League Final 2022/23
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‘I feel like the king of Partick’

“It (the moment with my dad) was one of those moments, obviously my dad tries to come to as many games as he can. He’s 87 now, he tries to get to games, he travelled to a few of the European games and he was obviously at the final.

“I’ve seen him in the crowd there and I’ve said ‘come down’ just to say hello because I wasn’t sure if I was going to be seeing him again during my time in Prague. He came down, I took my medal off put it round his neck and gave it to him for a minute and it seemed to be something which everybody thought was a (nice moment).

“I was doing it because it was my dad and felt he was so much a part of it you know still going well at his age, travelling, watching games, very with it and talks to me about the games…

“The bit I’d like to tell you is, my dad lives in Glasgow and he goes down into the wee town – he lives in Partick which is in the west end of Glasgow – and he always walks down to the pubs.

“And he was saying to me ‘David you won’t believe it, everybody in Partick is buying me a drink. At the moment I feel like the king of Partick’.

“So for him to feel so good about it (West Ham and Moyes’ Euro glory, is great) and he’s getting all the locals buying him drinks.”


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