David Moyes

David Moyes takes positives from season as West Ham eye top-six finish

David Moyes feels West Ham can look back on a season of progress despite the disappointment of missing out on the chance of Europa League success.The Irons head into Sunday’s final Premier League match at Brighton sitting in seventh place, but just two points behind Manchester United and with a superior goal difference.The benchmark had been set by last season’s sixth-placed finish and Moyes built on that with a memorable European run which saw West Ham eventually knocked out in the semi-finals by Eintracht Frankfurt, who went on to lift the trophy with a penalty shoot-out win over Rangers in...
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David Moyes determined to help West Ham grow on and off the pitch

West Ham boss David Moyes feels he always has to look forward to keep improving the club.The Irons reached the Europa League semi-finals this season, losing to eventual winners Eintracht Frankfurt.Another crack at European football again next term has already been secured ahead of the final Premier League campaign at Brighton on Sunday.Whether that ends up in the Europa League or Europa Conference League depends if Manchester United slip up in their last match against Crystal Palace, which could see West Ham leapfrog them into sixth place.Whatever the outcome on Sunday, Moyes believes the only way to continue progress is...
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David Moyes sets sights on a return to Europe after West Ham thrash Norwich

David Moyes targeted a return to Europe for West Ham after they bounced back from their Thursday night heartbreak and reignited the race for the Premier League top six with a thumping 4-0 win at Norwich.The Hammers arrived at Carrow Road licking their wounds after their painful Europa League semi-final defeat by Eintracht Frankfurt three days earlier.But Norwich, condemned to relegation by defeat at Aston Villa last weekend, were less Frankfurt and more Frank Spencer with goalkeeper Tim Krul having a nightmare.Manchester United’s 4-0 defeat at Brighton has left the door open for West Ham to snatch sixth place and...

West Ham boss David Moyes admits it will be tough to get over Europa League exit

David Moyes concedes it will not be straightforward for West Ham to move on from the disappointment of their Europa League elimination.The Hammers fell agonisingly short of a first European final since 1976 following Thursday’s 3-1 aggregate defeat to German club Eintracht Frankfurt.West Ham’s focus is now solely on securing continental football for next season, with the first of their final three Premier League games coming at relegated Norwich.While frustration continues to linger, manager Moyes accepts his side do not have time to feel sorry for themselves.“To get so close and not actually win a cup or get to a...

David Moyes: ‘Not a chance’ West Ham will punish Declan Rice for ‘corrupt referee’ rant

David Moyes says there is “not a chance” West Ham will discipline Declan Rice for accusing referee Jesus Gil Manzano of corruption following the club’s agonising Europa League exit.Hammers captain Rice berated the Spanish official during a foul-mouthed rant in the tunnel after Thursday evening’s semi-final elimination at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt.The Premier League club intend to view the referee’s report before commenting on the incident, while UEFA could yet sanction the England midfielder.But manager Moyes – who does not believe Rice’s complaints to be genuine accusations and feels nothing untoward occurred – swiftly dismissed suggestions of internal punishment.“Not...

Declan Rice ‘referee corruption’ rant shows how much West Ham care, says David Moyes

David Moyes insists Declan Rice’s foul-mouthed rant during which he accused Europa League referee Jesus Gil Manzano of corruption shows how much West Ham’s players care.Hammers captain Rice was filmed berating the Spanish official in the tunnel after his side suffered semi-final heartbreak at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday evening.The Premier League club were denied a first European final in 46 years following a 1-0 loss in Germany, which resulted in a 3-1 aggregate defeat.Rice’s post-match remarks to Manzano were were captured by America TV company Fox Sports, with footage circulating on social media.“Ref, ref, it’s so poor,...