David Moyes's sorry Sunderland saga bodes ill for West Ham | Jonathan Wilson

04 July 2020 07:00
The Hammers may survive this season but the prospects for the next one do not look good – just ask fans of the Wearside club now in League OnePerhaps this time the Ferryman will not accept the fare. Wednesday’s unlikely victory over Chelsea, allied to the abjection of Norwich and Bournemouth and the struggles of Aston Villa and Watford, means West Ham may survive this season, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t major questions for the club to answer, foremost among them who should be their manager.Wednesday’s Premier League game turned out to be a clash of two managerial flaws, the inability of Frank Lampard sides to defend set‑pieces or counterattacks winning out over the tendency of David Moyes sides to drop deeper and deeper, particularly when they have something to defend. The victory may end up being decisive, but there can be no long-lasting sense of wellbeing. Related: Out with the old and in with the nearly new: David Moyes is back at West Ham | Jonathan Liew Related: David Moyes needs to rediscover his fire after falling short at Sunderland West Ham have made ambitious signings but when you buy above yourself these players will generally not have patience Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian