YorksHammer wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:16 pm
Across his last 76 Premier League games, for us and Sunderland, Moyes averages 0.9 points per game.
I'm sure his stats from three years at Everton and one at Man United boost that (probably somewhere around the 1.3 mark) but the truth is that his recent history shows him to be a poor manager at the level we are - in the Premier League.
I wish we'd taken a chance on someone younger and up and coming, rather than another of the British Manager's Club. At least then we might have someone who has the energy and interest in taking the club forward long-term. Unfortunately, I don't think that's Moyes' aim and I don't think it's the aim of the board, either.
I saw this argument a few pages back and didn't respond. With both us and Sunderland, Moyes was plunged straight into relegation battles, after the seasons had started, with both clubs in freefall. Sunderland were even worse than us!
Is Moyes a bad, past-it manager, who plays dull, outdated football? Maybe.
Do his stats with us and Sunderland prove that he's a bad, past-it manager? Not for me, no.
The only thing that would prove that either way, in my mind, was if he had been given the job after his first stint with us and was had a 2nd season to start afresh. Or similarly, if he's managing us next season.
For me, everything else is hypothetical. I think Moyes did a very good job at Everton. I think he's had very tough roles since, but similarly, other than keeping us up last time round, his record since then isn't particularly good. That's all I can say.