‘Defensive manager’ David Moyes won’t be in charge of Premier League ‘big six’ club again, says Danny Murphy, despite West Ham’s unexpected European push February 16, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer
Danny Murphy says David Moyes will never get another chance to manage a top Premier League club.
The Scot succeeded legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in 2013 after 11 successful years in charge of Everton.
Moyes was sacked after just ten months and went on to have failed spells with Real Sociedad and Sunderland.
However, he has turned his managerial career around during his second stint at West Ham with the Hammers fifth in the Premier League table after 24 games.
Despite West Ham’s surprise push for a European spot this season, former Liverpool midfielder Murphy thinks Moyes, who he has dubbed a ‘defensive manager’, has found his level.
He told Tuesday’s Drivetime on talkSPORT: “You earn your way to the top. He’s had a crack at it with Man U, it didn’t quite go well for him.
“Is he somebody who you see standing on a touchline at a club like that again? Man City, Man U, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, these type of teams? No, I don’t think so.
“He’s the type of manager that works really, really well with a club like Everton, West Ham. I know Everton have moved forward since in terms of the finances with the new ownership.
“But he gets teams well organised. Moyes is basically a defensive manager. Let’s make no bones about it, he knows how to organise a team.
“That Everton team he managed for all those years, their success came from being very well disciplined, well coached, hard to beat, tenacious.
“Yes, they had quality at times, good quality, but they were very, very well organised. West Ham are the same.”