Insider ExWHUemployee has revealed that David Moyes turned down the chance for West Ham United to do a ‘lucrative’ pre-season tour.
With the Premier League season now complete, players, coaches and all staff members will be looking forward to a well-earned break.
However, before we all know it, clubs will meet up once again to begin their preparations for the 2022/23 campaign. Some of that planning has naturally begun, and it seems West Ham have made a decision on where they shall spend their pre-season.
Indeed, according to Ex, the Hammers were given the opportunity to travel to ‘somewhere distant like Australia’, but opted against it as the tours can ‘tire out the players’.
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He explained on The West Ham Way Patreon page what would happen instead, saying: “The manager has turned down doing a lucrative tour of somewhere distant like Australia or the Far East, as he believes that these long tours tire out the players.
“Instead, the club will start the pre-season at the usual place of St Andrews in Scotland to do fitness work. They will also play some local lower-league domestic teams; in the past, these fixtures have included Colchester United, Leyton Orient, Southend, Wycombe, Brentford, Bournemouth and Dagenham and Redbridge.
“They will also have a trip to a spa in Evian in France where they will play some games, too.
“The pre-season fixtures are due to be announced in the near future.”
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