Chris Sutton believes that West Ham fans need to show more gratitude to manager David Moyes.
While West Ham fans are extremely divided on what David Moyes’ future should be, pundits seem to be unanimously united on the fact that he is doing an excellent job in East London.
The likes of Jamie Carragher, Jeff Stelling and even Jurgen Klopp have come out in support of Moyes in recent times, demanding he gets more respect. Now, the BBC’s Chris Sutton has joined them in this message.
“Hammers boss David Moyes is so underrated, and also seemingly unappreciated by some fans, no matter how well his side do,” he began.
“I think it is a case where they should be careful what they wish for,” Sutton warned.
On paper, it is hard to disagree with him. Moyes has got the Hammers three consecutive seasons of European football (and they’re fighting for a fourth), their first piece of silverware since 1980 and they finished top of a strong Europa League group. On results alone, you would fail to understand why so many people are against the Scotsman.
Unfortunately, it is not that simple. The main factor is the brand of football that he plays. Many argue that with the attacking quality we have we should be playing on the front foot more often than we do. Another factor, although much smaller, is that Moyes has criticised the fans on a number of occasions, not to mention regularly showing a lack of ambition in interviews.
Even those who are Moyes out have to concede that the results really are not that bad at the moment. A point against Arsenal sees them sit in sixth place, a position that us fans would be more than happy to finish in. Maybe we do need to be careful what we wish for, the grass is not always greener on the other side.