Workaholic David Moyes was spotted in the crowd on a West Ham United scouting mission at an international match last night.

Moyes is truly working wonders at West Ham and it’s no wonder given his attention to detail.

The Scot is renowned for being a workaholic.

And West Ham have certainly reaped the benefits of that, flying high in third place in the Premier League with a young, vibrant squad, on the verge of the last 16 of the Europa League and one game from the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

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The Hammers boss is famed for his rigorous scouting of players before making signings. It earned him the moniker ‘dithering Dave’ at Everton and Man United.

But it is exactly the careful, considered approach to recruitment West Ham needed. And it has been a huge success. In stark contrast to the incoherent scattergun approach the east Londoners used to adopt.

Well Moyes was at it again overnight.

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Workaholic David Moyes spotted in crowd on West Ham scouting mission at international match

Eagle-eyed West Ham fans tuning in to watch England Under 21s take on Czech Republic Under 21s spotted Moyes in the crowd at Burnley’s Turf Moor.

England won the game 3-1.

But it seems highly likely Moyes would have been scouting players from the opposition given West Ham’s strong Czech links.

The success of Czech senior captain Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal saw Moyes bring in Alex Kral during the summer.

Moyes looks at the teamsheet in the crowd at Turf Moor

And Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky is now on board at the London Stadium having purchased a 27 per cent stake in the club.

It may be that one of West Ham’s Czech triumvirate of players has recommended Moyes take a look at one or two of their country’s up and coming young stars.

Or could it be that Kretinsky has let it be known to Moyes that he can buy any of the young Czech talent that catches his eye.

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There were not many England Under 21 players on show that Moyes would realistically be interested in.

Whoever he was watching, the real story here is Moyes’s utter dedication to the cause.

After a hectic schedule with West Ham Moyes fully deserves to – and could be forgiven for – taking a well-earned break during the internationals.

But no, he takes a long trip up north to watch an Under 21 game in a bid to keep West Ham at the forefront.

What a man. We really are lucky to have him.

More West Ham news:

Mega TV money on the way for West Ham in three-way battle.

Gold’s daughter reassures West Ham fans over new Czech investors.

£4bn US sportswear brand rumoured as possible new West Ham sponsor.

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