Alan Pardew has lauded David Moyes as the ‘perfect’ manager for West Ham United and the Hammers for offering the Scottish coach another chance, speaking to the Daily Mail.
Moyes’ career in the dugout hit a freefall after he failed at Manchester United following his time at Everton. The 58-year-old was out of the game for six-months before popping up at Real Sociedad later in 2014, where he would only last the one year before they sacked him.
Sunderland gave Moyes a return to the Premier League the following summer, but he could not help them avoid relegation. An outcome that convinced him to resign after 43 games.
Yet West Ham came calling five-months down the road after firing Slaven Bilic and he kept the Irons up. But the axe swung once more, and 19-months passed before they rang again.
Moyes again kept West Ham safe from relegation and this time earned a prolonged stay at the London Stadium. A decision David Gold and David Sullivan have come to rejoice since.
In just 10-months from West Ham confirming their top-flight survival, Moyes had the Irons qualifying for the Europa League. They are also now guaranteed a place in the last 16 with a group stage game to spare, and sit fourth in the Premier League table after 12 matches.
Pardew lauds Moyes as perfect manager for West Ham
Former Newcastle United boss Pardew believes Moyes has shown why he is the perfect manager for West Ham since taking up the east London hot seat.
As for as good as a coach the £85k-a-week tactician is, circumstances – like he has faced elsewhere in his career – have dictated much of Moyes’ previous malign.
“You can be dealt a bad hand as a manager. Look at David Moyes at Sunderland and now look at him at West Ham. He’s been given another chance,” Pardew said.
“David is a great guy, perfect for West Ham. He’s got a good hand this time and can play it well because he has the quality and experience.”