Daniel Kretinsky has noted in a column for the Evening Standard how David Moyes and his coaching team have impressed him by gradually achieving success with West Ham United.
Kretinsky purchased 27% of the Hammers from David Sullivan and David Gold last month. The investment valued the Irons at around £600m and will help to reduce the club’s debt.
The Czech billionaire also obtained an option to complete a full takeover of the club in the future, per the Daily Mail. Adding to his existing shares in Fortuna Liga outfit Sparta Prague.
Kretinsky does not want to inject vast sums of cash into transfers to expediate West Ham’s development under Moyes. Instead, the ‘Czech Sphinx’ wants to slowly build on the work the Scottish coach has already achieved since returning to the London Stadium in 2019.
“I’m hugely impressed by the work of David Moyes and his team, who have improved results over a long period of time,” Kretinsky wrote.
“This gradual evolution is, in my opinion, the most healthy way to build a strong club on a firm basis and with the right attitudes and culture.
“I speak from experience. We tried to rush the development of Sparta Prague a couple of years ago and the results were disappointing.
“Improving the quality of the squad is great, of course. But we prefer a gradual way that preserves and protects the ethos of the club and its values, including team spirit.”
Is Kretinsky right to gradually build on Moyes’ work at West Ham?
Moyes returned to West Ham to replace Manuel Pellegrini in December 2019 after a costly adventure under the Chilean.
Pellegri convinced the Hammers to break their transfer record three times in 13-months. But of Issa Diop, Felipe Anderson and Sebastien Haller, only Diop is still in claret-and-blue.
While Moyes has taken the east London outfit into the Europa League. He also has the club fourth in the table and in the EFL Cup quarter-final after beating both Manchester clubs.