|Job||Scottish Football Coach|
|Club as Coach||West Ham|
|Mentor||Sir Alex Ferguson|
|Sir Alex Ferguson||Sir Alex Ferguson choose David Moyes as preferred candidate to be his successor for Manchester United manager position in the summer of 2013|
2013 09 22 Retrieve
[David Moyes takes gives an admirable view on his Manchester United player’s antics] He deserved to get booked and even though the Palace player stuck his leg out, Ashley wrapped his leg around it. I don’t want my players diving. I’ll be speaking to Ashley [Young] about it.
2013 11 02 Retrieve
[David Moyes on Wayne Rooney and Van Persie] Wayne and Robin, on their day, will be a match for any player anywhere in the world, never mind just in this country. When those two are firing, they are the best. They’re both incredibly talented, both natural goalscorers
2015 01 10 Retrieve
[David Moyes on managing Adnan Januzaj at Manchester United] Some youngsters get overawed. Not Adnan. I decided to take him on tour with the first team within minutes of watching him. He wasn’t timid but hungry to succeed. He possesses a level of self-assured arrogance, which is a positive as he’s not too arrogant. On the contrary, he’s a bright lad who is mature for his age. He’s a wonderfully gifted player with great balance and the ability to go past people. When I see his poise on the ball, he has characteristics of Johan Cruyff
2015 04 25 Retrieve
[David Moyes on managing Wayne Rooney at Manchester United] I felt he’d lost a bit of his fight. The thing about Wayne was he was always a fighter. He’s a technically terrific footballer, can do anything with the ball, but behind it he’s a tough boy, a street fighter in his football, and I felt he’d lost a bit of that. Chelsea were close to taking him. I had to fight to make sure he stayed and was at the heart, again, of what Manchester United were going to be moving forward
2015 10 24 Retrieve
[Former Everton manager David Moyes on the passing of former Everton player and boss Howard Kendall] I’m really saddened to learn of the death of Howard Kendall. He was someone I looked up to because of his achievements at Everton. He was a great manager and in my time at Everton he was fully supportive of me. He was always ready to give advice when it was needed. My thoughts are with his family. Undoubtedly, Howard will go down in Everton’s history as the finest manager to have worked at the club. He’ll be missed by everyone at Goodison and many throughout the game
2016 01 09 Retrieve
[David Moyes when asked if he would manage Manchester United again] Would I take the job again? Of course I would because there are very few managers in the world who wouldn’t want to manage Manchester United. I wouldn’t have done anything different. I’d have only done it different if I’d have known it was ten months rather than six years
2019 07 29 Retrieve
[Former Manchester United manager David Moyes believes the club have fallen out of competition for silverware because of their ambiguous transfer strategy] For a while it would be difficult to know what direction United have gone in. Whether they have been signing players for marketing, which they are fantastic at, or whether it has been signing players for on the pitch, I am not quite sure. What Manchester United had was great values and class. Manchester United’s values weren’t always to buy the most expensive players but to do it their way which was bringing in the boys from the academy and picking up the best young players. Now and again there would be a sprinkling of stardust, like an Eric Cantona, or someone who they signed to make the difference, like Robin van Persie. I never thought they were a club who thought it was all about spending the money, but if they needed to, they could
2019 08 13 Retrieve
[David Moyes has claimed Harry Maguire had a big arse. The Scot admits to being aware of the potential of the former Sheffield United man] We didn’t try to sign him but we flagged him up at that time. I was very aware of the players in the lower leagues and had a made good career out of bringing them to Everton – whether that be Tim Cahill or all the ones we did through the years. Harry Maguire was another one I recognised. He played against Preston North End at home in a league game and I watched him and thought he played really well but at that time he was really big – he had a big arse. You thought: ‘My goodness, how big is Harry going to be’ because he was a relatively young boy at that time.
To be fair he looks in terrific shape and he hasn’t changed at all really. When I went to United, we had Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Jonny Evans, Michael Keane, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling so for us to go and buy another young centre-half wasn’t the biggest thing we needed at the time. And Harry Maguire has had to go on his journey. Sometimes the players need the journey to get to where they have to go. He might have struggled then
[He added on the divisive World Cup winner Paul Pogba] I think Manchester United should keep Pogba because he is one the top players in the world. He has got really good ability. He might have just needed a bit of time to settle. I think it has been unsettling because of the way him or his agent have come out and said he wants to move again. But if you look at Manchester United’s midfield on Sunday, not having Paul Pogba would have made them much weaker
2019 08 13b Retrieve
[David Moyes has expressed his interest in joining the ‘magic’ of David Beckham’s new MLS franchise, with Inter Miami an opportunity he would not pass up] It is something which looks a really interesting project. I watch the MLS quite a bit and it is getting better. I don’t know how many people have seen Atlanta. The soccer team are getting more support than the NFL team. We talk about Tottenham’s stadium and that is incredible but wait until you see Atlanta’s stadium, it is unbelievable. So MLS is growing and Miami is a great city. It is something which I would consider as an option. Miami has got a bit of magic about it. Atlanta’s training centre is as good as anything in the Premier League and I know Miami are trying to do the same over there. The MLS is an exciting league
[Moyes is still looking for a job in England at this stage] My preference would be to be back in the Premier League bit if the opportunity came around, I would have to look at it. I do know David from our time at Preston so there is a bit of history but we will have to wait and see
2019 09 30 Retrieve
[David Moyes admits Wayne Rooney wanted out of Manchester United when he arrived at the club] Wayne was looking to get away when I joined Manchester United, and I was aware of that when I joined the club, that he was looking to change club. But actually this time I really wanted him, I really wanted him to stay. I thought the chance to work with Wayne again, I thought it would help me, and he certainly did, he was really good
[He added on the saga he inherited at Old Trafford] Yeah I do [know where Rooney wanted to go], aye, and I did at that time. But I have to say I learnt a lesson a little bit from the owners of Manchester United at that time. I think Wayne eventually put a transfer request in and the owners of Manchester United turned round and said ‘you don’t think we listen to transfer requests, we had far better players, many players who have put in transfer requests, we tell them when we want them to leave Manchester United’
[Moyes insists Man City, who were an emerging force at the time, were not the destination Rooney had his eye on] No he wasn’t going to cross the city. So there you go, that’s a clue. Yes [it was a Premier League club]
[He told the Sunday Times back in April 2015] Chelsea were close to taking him. Jose Mourinho was interested but we wouldn’t do any business. I had to fight to make sure he stayed - and was at the heart, again, of what Manchester United were going to be moving forward
2019 10 22 Retrieve
[David Moyes says Paul Pogba isn’t Messi but Man Utd must keep him] Pogba is still Manchester United’s best midfield player. He could probably play for any team in the world, certainly in Europe. He’d get a game for any team. I’m not always sure he’s a player who’s consistent and makes the difference all the time. For the profile he’s got, you’re hoping he makes the difference. He doesn’t always make the difference, but do I think he should stay at Manchester United? Yes, I do
I don’t think he wins games like Messi does for Barcelona or Cristiano Ronaldo does for Juventus, but I still think he’s a really talented player. He’s got a lot to give. Watching him at his best was when he was at Juventus, he played a little bit further forward, he got nearer the box more often. If you were picking the Manchester United team, Pogba would be in their midfield at the moment, that’s for sure
2019 12 29 Retrieve
[West Ham reappoint Moyes as former Man Utd boss replaces Pellegrini] It’s fabulous to be back. It feels great to be home. I’ve missed being here because I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed being around the stadium and I loved being in this part of the world and I missed the club, so I can’t wait to get started. I’m feeling very proud that I’m back here at West Ham. But I think more importantly I’ll be looking to see what I can do and what I can make improvements to, how we can get some wins with the players and how we can get some quick wins on the field as well. I do believe that the squad of players I’ve got here is a better squad of players than when I took over before, so I am looking forward to working with them. I think there’s got to be a short-term goal for us just now to get the wins to get us away from the wrong end of the league and what we’re going to do over the next six months, then what we’re going to do over the next period as well. The start is really focusing on the immediate games
2019 12 30 Retrieve
[David Moyes said he was hit with nostalgia when he returned to West Ham on Monday morning to resume his post as manager] I actually thought that I had got rid of some of the things and we’d got to a bit where .. there was quite a bit of non-negotiable ‘you’re doing the work’ but I feel I might have to go back to the start and say ‘we’re back to here’ and I’d have liked to have come in with a new message. What I do believe is that we have got a stronger and better squad now than when I first came in. I think getting the right balance, team and formation is something we will need to work on in the coming weeks and months. I’d have said that [discipline] was probably one of the biggest jobs I had when I came in last time
There can only be certain limits with what you can do but it looks like I am going back to that level and saying ‘this is how it is going to be. You either get on board or you don’t because I haven’t got enough time and enough games - if one or two of you don’t like it then sorry let me know
2019 12 30b Retrieve
[David Moyes says he will make it impossible for the West Ham board to not extend his 18-month contract after being unveiled as Manuel Pellegrini’s replacement] There is a clause in my contract to extend the deal. I’m going to make it impossible that that clause can’t be activated. It’s up to the players to make sure of that now. It says an awful lot about the owners that they think the job I did with my backroom staff to give me another chance. This time, I’m going to give them no choice but to extend it. Last time when we came in, we needed results and it’s similar this time but I know I’ve got a little bit longer this time to execute my plans
I’ve tried to make sure I’ve educated myself while I’ve been off. I’ve worked with UEFA and I’ve tried to watch every Champions League game. For me, it was about staying in touch with football. I watch a lot of football, I am at games most weekends, I’m a football man. You’re always looking to pick up new ideas. There are a lot of new modern things, but there has also been signs recently of going back to old times. Maybe possession isn’t always key to winning games. We want to see more attacking football, action, excitement. The biggest thing I want to see is the supporters enjoying watching the team
[Moyes feels the squad he is inheriting from Pellegrini is stronger than the one he left behind in May 2018] I believe it is [stronger]. The club have spent well on players. If we’re being truthful, we need those players to stand up. They will have a massive impact on the support and they need to stand up in the coming weeks. I think there is money there to spend. I am more interested in the players at the club at the moment, to see how we can mould them into the best possible team and formation. We have to get results
2020 06 21 Retrieve
[Wolves’ substitutions changed the game as they earned a 2-0 win at relegation-threatened West Ham thanks to goals from Raul Jimenez and Pedro Neto] I thought up until they brought on Traore we defended quite well, limiting them to not too many opportunities. I thought we were plugging away, hanging in there, but the difference was when Traore came on. We felt we were doing OK, keeping at it, and hoping something would come for us. What we got was a strong and powerful winger coming on and making the difference. We want to make more chances, they made it hard for us today, but for long periods we did OK. We’ve got touch games, but also some games which might suit us
2020 06 23 Retrieve
[Rice’s links to Chelsea & Man Utd no surprise to Moyes but West Ham have no plans to sell] I think he will be wanted anyway (if West Ham avoid relegation). I keep reading it and keep getting told it. He’s a West Ham player and I want him to be a West Ham player for a long time and our intention is to stay in the Premier League. Nothing is crossing my mind about being in another league except the Premier League. We have to win our games and perform better than we have done
I think Declan could arguably be my best centre-half and my best midfield player so we have to try and see what we’ve got and who is fit (against Tottenham on Tuesday) and use him the best we can. We know he will give us something else as a midfield player but he showed he was defensively sound when he goes into the back line as well. It’s really good for Declan that he’s improved so much and can play both positions. Going forward for himself and for us it’s a great thing to have, the ability to use him at the back and as a midfield player.
2016 11 05 Retrieve
[Sunderland manager David Moyes speaks after taking some of his players to visit a car factory] It is important the players see what success looks like, in a work sense. I want them to go away and realise how lucky they are. How they have a talent, and not to waste it - hang on and fight for everything they can. For all the pressure we have that goes with not doing well, all these boys on the factory floor would love to be running out there at Bournemouth on Saturday
2016 12 03 Retrieve
[Lynden Gooch out up to three months with ankle injury] He’s away to see the specialist today, and then we will find out whether or not he will need an operation. But he will probably be out for somewhere between eight and 12 weeks, depending on exactly what the surgeon says.
It’s a terrible blow for Lynden. We really like him, he’s infectious, and he’s a good character. I spoke to him a few weeks ago and said I thought his levels had just dipped a little, but that would be normal for a young player when you think of the games we asked him to play in and the position the team had been in. But in the last week or so he had started to look fresher in training and the injury is a real blow for him, and for us
2020 01 07 Retrieve
[Hammers manager David Moyes has already suggested that he’d be willing to recall West Brom loanee Grady Diangana to boost his attacking options] He’s a really good player. It’s a decision we’ll make as January goes on. Playing in a team at the top of the league can do the boy a world of good. If we need him, there’s no problem bringing him back
2020 01 09 Retrieve
[Moyes refuses to confirm West Ham deal for Man Utd target Gedson Fernandes] I couldn’t tell you since I have come straight from training to the press conference. More importantly, he’s a young player for the future and he has a good pedigree
At the moment, he is carrying a bit of an injury he’s had for several weeks and we have to make sure it has healed. That’s where the deal is and I’m very hopeful
[Moyes looks to put together a squad capable of avoiding relegation this season] We’re looking at it. don’t think we will have it all together just now, there are several people looking for a position and others who we are looking at. We have been extremely busy in the last few days. Joe Cole is one of a lot of people who we have talked about
2020 01 10 Retrieve
[West Ham boss David Moyes refused to be drawn into the VAR debate that had a goal ruled out in the dying stages of the 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United] I thought Declan Rice had done brilliantly to break through the middle. He played a good pass and we scored. I thought it was a really good goal
2020 01 16 Retrieve
[Former Everton boss Moyes handed a 17-year-old Ross Barkley his Premier League debut back in 2011 and was asked about the two linking up again at London Stadium] One thing I won’t do is not talk about players at other clubs. Anything which we think will improve our side I will be interested to bring in
[On the prospect of signing British players] It’s not easy to get British players. [It is] maybe easier to get a Premier League player or from abroad but still trying to get the right ones in is important. We are working on two or three things at the moment, but we are not close to anything
2020 01 24 Retrieve
[Moyes shuts down talk of Payet return to West Ham] The newspapers seem to think so but I’ve got to say it’s never been mentioned inside the walls here at any time. If it has then it hasn’t been mentioned in my department, that’s for sure
We’ve only got two or three midfield players. We’re a little short if we get injuries. At the moment we’ve only got Pablo Zabaleta [at right-back] when Ryan Fredericks is out and we’re relatively short up front of main strikers.
2020 01 26 Retrieve
[Hammers boss David Moyes also rejected the suggestion that the midfielder could return to the London side, who suffered a 1-0 FA Cup fourth-round defeat at home against West Brom on Saturday] The newspapers seem to think so but I’ve got to say it’s never been mentioned inside the walls here at any time. If it has then it hasn’t been mentioned in my department, that’s for sure
2020 01 29 Retrieve
[Hammers boss David Moyes discussed the arrival of Czech Republic midfielder Tomas Soucek on loan from Slavia Prague, describing the 24-year-old as] a big, athletic midfield player who has scored a lot of goals. I would like to bring in players who can help the team. If we can add, we will
2020 02 08 Retrieve
[Man Utd’s links to Declan Rice have Moyes fearing Rooney repeat as West Ham brace for transfer battle] In my mind he is arguably the best holding midfield player in the country and the best thing about Declan is he will get better. Declan is carrying a lot of the team at the moment and he’s the one who will carry on from Mark Noble when it comes to an end for him. Quite often when building a club you have to sell. I hope it’s not the case with Declan but I said the same with Wayne Rooney and Joleon Lescott [at Everton]. But the team got better because we were able to sign the right players to replace them. If that ever came around [that Rice leaves] I’d hope we’d be able to do the same here as well
2020 02 24 Retrieve
[West Ham boss David Moyes praises West Ham right-back Pablo Zabaleta] Zabateta, as you know, has been incredibly reliable and has a great personality when he plays
2020 02 24b Retrieve
[David Moyes expects Declan Rice to become club captain at West Ham] Declan will go on to be a future captain of West Ham, there’s no doubt about that. I can see big improvements from when I left. He’s now someone who is physically much better: he’s much quicker, much stronger. And he has a better understanding.
I think he’s learning under Mark Noble the leadership side of it. He was a quiet boy when I first came to the club, but he’s developing a good personality. He’s got a lot of things to do better but as a young boy, he’s doing very well.
So many of the young boys these days are looking to be improved by coaches but quite often it’s your own self-development as a player. You have to develop yourself, you have to understand, you have to pick things up very quickly and not always rely on you coaches to be your guide.
Many of the great players got into a team and had to find their own way to do things. Declan’s doing that himself. He is self-developing - and he’s doing an awful lot of things which prove why he’s getting into Gareth Southgate’s England squads
There are bits of his game which we are hoping he’ll improve with time, with development. But at the moment he’s taking a big role at the club. There’s no one better for him to look up to at this club. Mark will give him a true reflection on how he is and how the club is. He’s good that way. But Mark probably learnt from really good people in front of him over the years, he had people to look up to. You need people the young players should be aspiring to
2020 04 16 Retrieve
[David Moyes says missing out on Toni Kroos during his time as Manchester United manager remains his biggest transfer regret] At that time we were very much after Gareth Bale and Cesc Fabregas. But I’ve got to say prior to that, at Everton, we were really close to a lot of good players. We just couldn’t quite get them over the line on several occasions
I believe so, because of experience as much as anything. I think when you’ve got over 900 hundred games under your belt, the majority of them in the Premier League, I think it gives you that experience of working at that level and working with different players. But I’ve got to say every club I’ve been at has been great. Every club. Manchester United, Sunderland, have shown me different things. [I’ve] experienced different parts of it and I think that’s why now, when you get to this stage at this level, I think you’re in a better position to manage. I think I’ll always look back and regret leaving Everton because of the team and the players I had built at that time. But I’ll never be regretful for joining Manchester United or doing what I’ve done
2020 04 16b Retrieve
[Moyes launched into a passionate defence of Lanzini after the game where he tore his ACL] My thought is he is arguably one of our best players, if not our best player. When I was here before I needed him as much as I needed Marko Arnautovic.
He was such a good player for us and I am desperate to get him back to the levels he was at. I trust him, I believe he can get back to those levels. He has had a bad injury and I need the supporters to be right behind him because we need him.
At the moment he is our flair, he is our person that might make the difference. What he needs is support but I also need him to make sure he does the right things as well. There is nobody more behind him than me
2020 04 19 Retrieve
[David Moyes pleads with David Sullivan and David Gold for West Ham stay and maps out future] I didn’t think things have moved on particularly much [under Pellegrini] since when I’d last left. But I did feel they had a better group of players, a stronger quality group of players. They had invested in a lot of different areas.
Unfortunately results hadn’t gone well for the previous manager and that gave me the opportunity to get back in. But I’ve got to say I settled very quickly … winning the first game … and also knowing so many of the players gave me a good chance as well.
I do (believe there is a lot of work to do to turn the club around), I feel as if I want to build a new energetic, young team and I think we’ve just started that. We’ve just started trying to do that with the signings we’ve brought in in January. Trying to freshen it up and trying to give ourselves a lot more youthfulness, athleticism. But I do understand West Ham spent a lot of money in the last year or two to try and improve things.
I was disappointed at the time that I didn’t keep the job. I’d felt we had done enough at the time to do so. But I have to say to David Sullivan and David Gold, they were brave enough and came back for me again and realised that the job that we had done before had been a good one and I’m very thankful for getting the chance to come back again.
I’m really enjoying my time back at West Ham. I think we’ve started positively enough. We’ve shown a lot of good signs. A couple of good signings in January have given us an opportunity to improve. I want to wing things … and I really want to stay longer if I can
2020 04 20 Retrieve
[Getting Relegated With Sunderland] It really is a brilliant club with passionate supporters, but they had big financial problems. We didn’t have the funds required to rebuild the team and it was also difficult to attract a level of player to make the difference. We couldn’t get it going, but lots of good managers couldn’t either. After I left, it sadly continued on a downward spiral
2020 04 21 Retrieve
[Former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has spoken out about ultimately never sealing a transfer to Manchester United] Cesc Fabregas, who I spoke to on the phone several times, was not sure of his place in the Barcelona team. I remember him saying to me ‘if I don’t start the first game at Barcelona then I’ll definitely be looking to join you’ and he started the first game at Barcelona. So it’s small things, you’re waiting on happening. But I don’t want it to sound like hard luck stories because there were other players, but those were the two (Fabregas and Gareth Bale) who looked to me like Manchester United players
2020 04 22 Retrieve
[West Ham boss Moyes wants coronavirus to make game less ‘indulgent’] We hope football will have a little reset. I hope we’ll all look back and think: ‘Maybe we were indulging too much. The people who run football clubs have got to say: ‘Have we always been doing the right things? If anything like this happened again in the future, would we be able to get through it?’ Maybe we have to look at the prices paid for players. We might need to look at the wages. We might need to look at what’s been paid to agents. We might need to look at all different aspects of the industry. We’ve still got a long way to go to make sure we get out of this situation we’re in. How we come out of it, I’m not sure. We have to make sure that all football clubs are saved.
There was a thing up in the window that said drivers needed. I volunteered to do it as my wife was away at the time and I was on my own. So I became a fruit and veg driver. It was beautiful big boxes of fruit and veg, really colourful. I was enjoying it, going back to the shop to get another lot and then filling the car up
2020 04 25 Retrieve
[West Ham United manager David Moyes tells about volunteering delivering fruits and vegetables to people in his hometown during the COVID-19 pandemic] It was beautiful big boxes of fruit and veg, really colourful. I was enjoying it, going back to the shop to get another lot and then filling the car up. Two of my pals who I go out for drinks with now and again were giving me dog’s abuse and WhatsApping me saying: ‘Have you delivered your fruit and veg yet?’ I ended up having to deliver two big boxes to my pals
2020 04 27 Retrieve
[West Ham manager David Moyes surprises 86-year-old fan with a heart-warming phone call after she beat coronavirus] Iris was great, just full of life. She talked about the support she has been getting from the club, phoning her and sending letters to keep her up to date. She says she’s feeling fine now, which is marvellous because, from what we know, this dreadful virus can be serious for the elderly
2020 05 05 Retrieve
[David Moyes is fully aware of the speculation suggesting that Declan Rice is wanted back at Chelsea, but the West Ham boss has claimed that he would demand Billy Gilmour in any deal with the Blues] The one [Scottish player] who if I could sign tomorrow I would is Billy Gilmour after his opening performances for Chelsea. He’s looked like a seasoned pro, he’s looked like somebody who’s hungry, who’s in love with the game
2020 06 30 Retrieve
[David Moyes: West Ham have faced ‘Champions League quality’ sides since restart] I’ve played two teams who would not look out of place in the Champions League if they qualify for it in Wolves and Tottenham. You have seen how well Wolves have started the season [since the restart], we know what Tottenham have got, so I actually think we were always having a difficult return with the teams we had to play and it proved to be. I actually think that we have done a lot of good things. Sometimes when teams are in this position you get questioned a little bit, but we had our second-best physical stats in the game against Tottenham, we had our third most sprints of the season. Sometimes you have got to be careful that you are not picking out the wrong picture. We feel that there is a lot of good things that we are trying to do
[That the timeframe for Haller’s return is nearing closer will be welcome news for a West Ham side in desperate need of a cutting edge, having drawn blanks in the first two matches since the resumption - a fact not lost on Moyes] What we haven’t done is scored when we have had opportunities, and also what we haven’t done is concentrated fully for the 90 minutes to make sure we don’t concede any goals
2020 07 02 Retrieve
[Andriy Yarmolenko stepped off the bench to hit the winner as West Ham shrugged off VAR controversy to beat Chelsea 3-2 and give their Premier League survival hopes a huge boost] I was spewing [at VAR]
I was thinking: ‘are we ever going to get a decision here?’ Everything was going against us. Some of the things that have gone against West Ham have been really poor. I can’t explain it. I said to the player that we need to make our own luck and it went our way tonight. We pushed hard and did a lot of good things - the players deserve a huge amount of credit, they are sticking to it and got their rewards
We’d be lying if we said we weren’t looking at the results, of course we are. But I hadn’t thought we had been as bad as the results suggested, we’d lost 2-0 in both, but I thought the teams we played had played well and we made a couple of mistakes. Tonight we took most of the chances
2020 07 02b Retrieve
[David Moyes ‘losing faith’ with VAR after another decision goes against West Ham] I’m beginning to lose complete faith in it. I don’t want to whinge about decisions but that’s what I am doing now. Everyone tells me they think the goal should have stood
[Asked if he was starting to feel sorry for himself on the touchline] I did. I was spewing. I was thinking: ‘Are we ever going to get a decision here?’. Everything was going against us. Some of the things that have gone against West Ham have been really poor. I can’t explain it. I said to the player that we need to make our own luck and it went our way tonight. We pushed hard and did a lot of good things - the players deserve a huge amount of credit, they are sticking to it and got their rewards
2020 07 05 Retrieve
[Newcastle came from behind twice to deny West Ham a second successive Premier League win, with the Hammers having to settle for a 2-2 draw] I’m disappointed in our defending, that we didn’t do better generally but I’m not disappointed with the players and in many way, I’m not disappointed to pick a point up, I just felt there was an opportunity to get three. We gave it up so quickly after getting the second goal, we didn’t give ourselves a chance to even get the ball back or settle ourselves down and that’s probably the more disappointing thing. The dressing room knows what I feel like, but in the same breath, they also know that coming here to a Newcastle team that have shown good form since coming back from lockdown and had some really positive results, it wasn’t the worst result
I was sickened [by the second equaliser] just because of us working so hard to get a goal back and then giving it up so quickly. I thought Newcastle had played quite well in the first half and made it difficult for us but I felt that before half-time, we started to grow into the game, tried to sort one or two problems out
By the end of the game, I think we were the team who created the most chances, their goalkeeper had to make a few good saves. So I’m not disappointed with that, I’m just disappointed to give that second goal up especially and some teams could have gone under then but credit to the lads, they showed real resilience not to go under and give up and third goal
2020 07 08 Retrieve
[Burnley’s hopes of European qualification were boosted by completing the double over West Ham with a 1-0 win which owed plenty to some fine goalkeeping from Nick Pope at the London Stadium] I’m disappointed we didn’t take something from the game but you have to give Burnley credit for the way they defended. We missed two or three outstanding chances. You don’t normally get that number of opportunities to win matches in the Premier League
[Tarkwoski’s challenge] was only brought to my attention afterwards but, look, it’s a red card. It’s not going to change the result but it’s really disappointing the referee didn’t see it as a red, the linesman didn’t, and we’ve got the chance to go to VAR to make a decision on it. We’ve questioned a few of the decisions against us and had responses back that we don’t agree with, so I’m guessing I won’t agree with the response this time either. I’m still hoping in the games we’ve got left that something will go our way
2020 07 10 Retrieve
[David Moyes hopes West Ham will have Robert Snodgrass back from injury for final three games] We are still waiting on Robert Snodgrass, who has done a little bit of light training today. Same as Felipe Anderson but both are not available for this game. I hope that I might get them back after this game, possibly. It would be great but, realistically, getting over the lockdown period and then this quick period of games it would be difficult for them to get up to speed quick enough. If we can get them back for any small period, that would be great
We got a good point at Newcastle last week and hopefully we can perform as well again and show similar traits. At this moment in time getting the points and getting over the line is the big thing. We have got four games to go and we are going to have to win a couple of those, so every chance we get to win we have to take it. Every game we have had since we came back, we have had that in mind. I knew when I took over the difficulty of the position we were in but I am hoping that we can pick up the points. The lads are working really hard to ensure we remain a Premier League club. We want to do something to try and make sure next season the supporters are watching Premier League football.
2020 07 11 Retrieve
[Michail Antonio produced a sensational performance for West Ham as he scored every goal in a 4-0 win against Norwich, condemning them to relegation] It was such a big result but also such a big performance. The big result obviously comes from scoring four goals and keeping a clean sheet. I don’t think it would have been out of place if we had scored a few more but I’m more than happy with the way we performed today and the way the players went about the job
He’s [Antonio] been excellent. We’ve been without Seb Haller and we’ve been really limited with some of our options in that position, but I think Michail is developing with it. He’s gotten better with his link-up play, he’s powerful, he can do a lot of good things and he possibly should have scored another one or two in midweek as well. Today has been a good day for him and really good that he got the goals in - not many people do score four goals in a Premier League match.
I thought we played well from the start of the game today but the players were made aware that we have to keep our standards high. We were a bit disappointed that we didn’t get more out of the game in midweek but I thought today we were very good. Right from the first minute, the players went about the job correctly, made it difficult for Norwich and we got our rewards from that.
2020 07 12 Retrieve
[The win unfortunately relegated Norwich and is likely to have ultimately secured West Ham’s status in the Premier League for another season] Today has been a good day for him and really good that he got the goals in - not many people do score four goals in a Premier League match
2020 07 13 Retrieve
[Who will join Norwich back in the Championship] Every one is a big one, isn’t it? Everybody told me today was a big one, everybody said Newcastle was a must-win. Every game is a must-win when you’re a manager. We are in a position where we have our noses in front and we have to make sure we do our job to remain a Premier League team
2020 07 14 Retrieve
[Norwich 0-4 West Ham - Match report and highlights] Today has been a good day for him and really good that he got the goals in - not many people do score four goals in a Premier League match
2020 07 16 Retrieve
[Tomas Soucek is top of the Premier League’s running stats] It’s an incredible stat. Tomas ran more the other night than any West Ham player has run for six years
2020 07 17 Retrieve
[David Moyes says West Ham have Michail Antonio contract option] He’s got a year to go [on his present contract] and, as far as I know, he has got a built-in extension, so I don’t think there is any real panic [about Antonio’s future].
[Moyes says Antonio has been instrumental in their bid to avoid the drop] I don’t think it will be Michy who saves it. If we stay in the Premier League it will be because of the team’s performance, and I think it will be the attitude of all the players. The players have been bang at it since I came in, in January. We have been desperate to win all the games. The players have done a great job. But we have needed to step up and score goals, and thankfully, Michail Antonio has come up to the mark and got some goals. Hopefully that continues in the remaining three games
2020 07 18 Retrieve
[West Ham’s 3-1 win over Watford] Definitely I agree. The way Declan Rice connects with the ball, we’re trying to encourage him more to get forward, but he does such a good job of recovering the ball in midfield, and it’s sometimes tough for him to get the opportunity. But he has that ability