Former England international Carlton Palmer has hailed David Moyes and has told Football FanCast that he is on the comeback trail after his spell at Manchester United.
Moyes has been attempting to rebuild his reputation after failing at Old Trafford following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Scot did not even last a season in 2013/14, and has since managed Real Sociedad in La Liga, spending 12 months at the club, and Sunderland, with whom he endured the first relegation of his career.
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In his first spell with the Hammers, in 2017/18, he kept the club up, and was reappointed in December of 2019.
Since his appointment, he guided the Hammers to a 16th-placed finish last term despite the very real threat of relegation, and is now attempting to take them into Europe.
While Palmer does not believe the Irons will qualify for the Champions League, he does think that Moyes deserves an immense amount of credit for the job he is doing.
He told FFC: “I don’t see West Ham finishing in the top four but they’re having a fantastic season. I’m delighted for David Moyes because I think David Moyes has never really recovered from taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
“David Moyes was and is a top manager and unfortunately there was a massive rebuilding job to be done at Manchester United and it was always going to be difficult for him, stepping into the shoes of Sir Alex.
“It seems that he never really recovered and it seems that he’s gone to West Ham, his first spell there, and he’s found a little niche like he did at Everton and he’s back to doing what he does best. He knows how to win football matches and he’s a fantastic coach.”
The Irons are next in action on Monday against Leeds United as they bid to increase their chances of a remarkable top-four finish.