West Ham coach, David Moyes said he will always remember his time at Goodison Park but his mission is to defeat Everton on his return on Friday.
Recall that David Moyes was a time manager of Everton for over eleven years, helping them to secure the top-four finish in 2005 in the Premier League and took the Toffees to the 2009 FA final.
He left for Manchester United following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013. He had an unpalatable spell at the Old Trafford, which led him out of the club in 2014 to ply his trade in Spain before coming back to the Premier League.
“Well, I do because I think to manage any club for 11-and-a-half years, I mean I don’t know how often it will happen going forward in the future that managers will get the chance to do 11-and-a-half years at one club.” Moyes recalled
Though the Scot confessed he will still feel the memories on his second coming to face Carlo Ancelloti’s men at the Goodison Park, he has to deliver as West Ham coach
“But, you know, my club is now West Ham. I’m going to Goodison to win for West Ham now, that’s my job. I’ll do everything I possibly can to do it.” He proclaimed
Having admitted that memories cannot be taken away, he had some good experience great players with ‘good characters’ he had, as at the time he was at helms of affairs of the club.
“But they’ll never take away my memories, and probably the biggest is the players I had through my time there. Great players, great to work with, really good characters, and I enjoyed my time very much.” The former Sunderland coach said.
Ahead of the match, he conceded that the crucial tie between the Hammers and Everton will be ‘a tough game’, as the match will played without fans due to restrictions caused by global epidemic COVID-19.
“It’s a really tough game at Goodison, it always has been. Over the years, Goodison has never been an easy place for any team to go and win.” the 57 year-old coach said
He commended the owners of Everton for their efforts in building the team and giving the technical crew the needed support.
“I really enjoyed having that behind me when I was there. They’ve got an exciting team, they’ve spent an awful lot of money in recent years, the owners have certainly backed the managers and given them the opportunity to bring in the players they want.
Moyes has spent over a year during his return at West Ham, after being brought in to avoid relegation last season, West Ham currently sits 10th in the Premier League table.