bubbles1966 wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:55 am
So, why criticise Moyes for taking
The argument being presented last night was "west ham are the only job he could get - how **** must he be?"
Owners aside, what is **** about a job that will pay £1m-£3m in six months, at the club with the 7th highest income in England, 18th in the world?
I think the issue is that we know the club is knackered.
We know the board are toxic, they won't back the manager in the transfer market, as soon as results aren't what they want they'll drop feed poison about the manager to the press, they simply aren't to be trusted. Managers (good ones and even bang average ones) know this. They know they wouldn't get more than 2 years so they have to go short term to hit short term goals before they are undermined with an underinvested team get the boot. They know that their reputation will take a bit because of all of the above. Moyes actually came out with credit last time because he came in, did a job and left after his 6 month contract.
We have the 7th highest income in the country and the 18th in the world but you look at our facilities, training ground, youth setup, scout network, stadium, squad etc and you'd never know it.
I don't even think the argument was that he must be **** if this is the only job he could get, it's that the job is toxic and only a desperate man would grasp that poison chalice.
If Moyes keeps us up in spite of the owners he won't get the money to fix the squad in the summer, so he'll have to play **** football again next year and the paying public won't stand for it. The board will distance themselves from him and shaft him in the press then let him go at the end of the season. That's best case scenario for him. Best. ****ing. Case. Any player he develops or signs who does well Sullivan will seek to take credit for, anyone who does anything less will be used in that poison campaign against him.
The money is an upside but career wise this is a dead end move for Moyes (the only way it wouldn't have been would have been if he'd had cast iron contracts about the money he would be allowed to spend and zero interference from the board) or any manager. That is all at the feet of the board.