Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol has shed some light on what West Ham United manager David Moyes is like behind the scenes.
In December of last year, the London Stadium club re-appointed the Scottish manager on an 18-month deal (per BBC).
Moyes’ return to the Irons saw him back in a job which he had left just 19 months previously after a five-month stint with the club (per Transfermarkt).
Since his return, the 57-year-old former Everton gaffer has overseen 34 matches, 12 of which have been won, seven have been drawn and 15 have been lost.
During a recent episode of Sky Sports’ Pitch to Post Review show, Solhekol made an appearance and discussed what Moyes has been like behind the scenes since his return.
He said: “Off the pitch, he’s got control of the club. He’s the main person. He’s the one who calls the shots and also significantly, he’s taken control of the transfer policy as well.
“We’ve seen in the past, David Sullivan, the co-owner, almost acts like a director of football, he’s been very involved in the signings. A lot of people have criticised him.
“[They’ve] looked at the record when it comes to signings and said it’s been very hit-and-miss, especially under Manuel Pellegrini. They spent a lot of money on the wrong kinds of players.
“David Moyes felt that he had too many luxury players in his squad and then if you look at his record in the transfer market this year, it’s been outstanding – all the players he’s signed, the signings have worked out.”
TIF Thoughts on what Kaveh Solhekol said about David Moyes…
As can be seen in what the Sky Sports journalist had to say, he believes that the Scottish manager has pretty much complete control of what is going on behind the scenes at the London Stadium.
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With the Hammers sat eighth in the Premier League table (per BBC), it is clear to see that whatever Moyes is doing with the Irons, it is working.
Their current position in the top flight is higher than the Hammers have finished since the 2015/16 term. Prior to that campaign, you would have to go back to the 2001/02 season to find a higher West Ham finish in the Premier League.
So, hopefully, for the Hammers, Moyes can keep West Ham on the trajectory that they are currently on.