This comes after Brand made an appearance on a recent episode of The Sky Sports Football Podcast where he spoke about a range of topics concerning a variety of clubs in the Premier League.
On the subject of West Ham’s season and Moyes in particular, Brand had this to say about the Hammers boss. (40.46)
He said: “Moyes has done an incredible job and is rightly up there as Manager of the Year for me, but I mean, I’m intrigued to see how West Ham as a club, how the owners, how David Moyes, how the players, how the fans deal with a massive rise in expectation that will come from this.
“They massively underachieved last season, massively overachieved this season. If they return to a level which is maybe 9th or 10th let’s say, I don’t think that their owners will be happy having tasted a real top-four challenge, but that’s to come. For now, massive credit to Moyes to get those sorts of performances out of those players is phenomenal.”
West Ham ended the campaign in sixth place with 65 points after winning 19 out of the 38 league games they played, drawing eight and losing 11 along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Gerard Brand’s comments on Moyes…
Given the massive jump West Ham have taken from ending the 2019/20 season with 39 points, five points above the relegation zone, to finishing in a Europa League spot this season, this backs up why Brand has been singing the praises of Moyes and the work he’s done with the club.
Are you confident West Ham will push for Europe again next season?
In our view, unless Moyes fails to finish the next campaign with West Ham in the top half of the table, then he should have no concerns about the expectations of either the owners or the fans based on the incredible work he’s done with the players this season.