West Ham manager David Moyes has proven himself in the last 18 months, guiding his side to Europe last term and getting them firing so far in 2021-22.

The Hammers are currently fourth in the Premier League table, they have booked a place in the League Cup quarter-finals and are a win away from securing a berth in the Europa League last-32.

Moyes is definitely a manager to reckon with in the top-flight right now, and Sam Allardyce believes he would have been a strong contender to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United had he not managed the club before.

“I’m not sure anybody could’ve been a success at Manchester United straight after [Sir Alex] Ferguson leaving,” Big Sam told The Athletic.

“It’s a dream job for any manager and Man United only gave him 10 months and two transfer windows.

“The funny thing is, had Man United not appointed Moyes then, people would be clamouring for him to get the job now. At the time I reached out to him and told him he’ll come back stronger.”


Moyes has turned West Ham into a team capable of going toe to toe with the bigwigs in the top-flight, and not many were surprised after they dumped Manchester United and Manchester City out of the League Cup.

The Hammers are punching above their weight, and they have the Scot to thank for it.

With the Red Devils struggling under Solskjaer, some at Old Trafford probably regret not giving the former Everton man enough chance to turn things around at the time.

While a return to the Theatre of Dreams is not feasible right now, nothing can be ruled out in the future.

Moyes was linked with the Toffees job in the summer [The Athletic], and he is definitely going to be thrown into the mix by the media if a really big gig becomes available in the Premier League going forward.

West Ham will not be keen to let go of their boss anytime soon, though, and clinching a regular top-four finish and silverware are very much possible for them if they support him well enough.

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