West Ham were in a relegation battle all season last year but David Moyes has managed to turn them into a side that challenges for European football and Rob Lee, who made 18 appearances for the Hammers, spoke exclusively to This is Futbol about how Moyes should be allowed to do anything he wants, or he could leave.
Last season was one full of fear for Hammers fans as there was a genuine threat of relegation but 12 months on, and Moyes has added some quality players to the squad and without breaking the bank as Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal arrived for a combined total of £20 million.
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Moyes decided not to replace Sebastien Haller in January, claiming it did not feel like the right time to do so and thus, they could be about to miss out on European football for next season as they have managed just three goals in their last four games.
Nobody could have predicted the turnaround that Moyes has managed to mastermind and the West Ham board should allow him to do whatever he wants or face the consequences, that is according to Lee, who spoke exclusively to This is Futbol:
“I think David Moyes can do exactly what he wants now at West Ham because I think he’s proved what he can do. He could walk away if he wanted to.
“Maybe the West Ham board should trust him with the players that he wants to buy because football is all about opinions and if in the manager’s opinion a player doesn’t fit into how he wants to play and the board buy that player anyway, will the manager want to play him? Probably not.”
West Ham’s season was way above fans’ expectations as they were dreaming of Champions League football at the London Stadium, however, qualifying for even the Europa League is now out of their hands.
Moyes was a surprise appointment when he took over from Manuel Pellegrini in 2019 considering the West Ham board had decided not to extend his contract at the end of the 2018 season when he managed to steer them away from relegation.