Careful what you wish for? Why West Ham fans want more than David Moyes | Jacob Steinberg

David Moyes is likely to leave West Ham when his contract expires but could another manager do better?

One day, perhaps space will be found outside the London Stadium for a statue of David Moyes’s delirious charge down the touchline after Jarrod Bowen’s winner in the Europa Conference League final. Moyes has done a superb job at West Ham and should be hailed as one of the greatest figures in the club’s history if, as seems likely after losing to Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League, he leaves when his contract expires at the end of the season.

There should be only gratitude towards the Scot for all he has achieved during his second spell in east London. Nobody should forget West Ham were in a relegation battle when Moyes returned in December 2019. Since then they have had three consecutive European campaigns, won a trophy for the first time since 1980 and regularly challenged in the top half of the Premier League, which has given Moyes plenty of ammunition to throw back at his critics whenever the team’s form dips.

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