Published On: Sun, Sep 16th, 2018

West Ham news: David Moyes reveals what he would have done differently in transfer market | Football | Sport


Moyes left West Ham at the end of his contract in May after replacing Slaven Bilic in November 2017.

The Scot’s main task at the London Stadium was to keep the Hammers in the Premier League.

He did just that, with West Ham finishing the season in 13th place, nine points clear of the relegation zone.

However, he was not offered an extension by the club after his six-month deal had run out.

West Ham appointed Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager and the former Manchester City boss was handed a transfer kitty of around £100million.

Pellegrini brought in nine new players but Moyes believes the Chilean focused on the wrong areas.

Moyes says if he was still in charge at West Ham, he would have looked to strengthen the defence more than Pellegrini did.

Pellegrini did make defensive recruits, with centre-backs Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena joining, as well as right-back Ryan Fredericks and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

But Moyes believes further improvement was needed at the back, rather than signing attacking players like Felipe Anderson and Lucas Perez.

“Well it’s the manager’s prerogative to spend it how he wants to spend it, and the owners,” Moyes said on Sky Sports.

“I think I probably would have gone in a slightly different direction.

“I think what we saw last year was that we didn’t have a good enough defensive record.

“We had to try and sign defenders and make sure we were harder to beat.

“Going forward we were quite good, Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez, we had good attacking options.

“I think the bigger problem was how we were going to stop goals being scored against us.”

Moyes was speaking ahead of West Ham’s trip to another of his former sides, Everton.

The Hammers had lost their first four games of the season before the match at Goodison Park.



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West Ham news: David Moyes reveals what he would have done differently in transfer market | Football | Sport