Friday 05 Nov
Updated Friday 05 Nov 14:29

Joint-Chairmen offer David Moyes congratulations on reaching 1,000 games in management

David Moyes


West Ham United Joint-Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold have offered their congratulations for David Moyes after he reached the milestone of 1,000 matches in management with Thursday's UEFA Europa League tie at KRC Genk.

A career which has taken in spells in charge of Preston North End, Everton, Manchester United, Real Sociedad, Sunderland and now the Hammers, has brought many successes - not least leading West Ham into Europe thanks to last season's magnificent sixth-place Premier League finish.

The Joint-Chairmen paid tribute to those achievements and look forward to enjoying more success under his watch...


"We would like to congratulate David Moyes on the magnificent achievement of reaching 1,000 matches in his senior management career," they said,

"The landmark milestone is testament to the outstanding commitment, dedication and endeavour he has displayed throughout almost 23 years in management, making him one of the most-experienced managers in Europe.

"David has a true love and devotion for football that has earned him tremendous respect and admiration within the game. His role as a technical advisor for UEFA illustrates the extremely high regard in which he is held, and his dedication to his craft means that he has always been able to adapt to the changing trends and demands of Premier League football.

"It takes something very special to stay at the top of elite professional sport for so long, and David still retains phenomenal energy and enthusiasm – the first one at the training ground in the morning and often the last one to leave. He has proved that there is simply no substitute for hard work.

"We are very fortunate to have David Moyes here at West Ham United. He has proved to be a perfect fit for the Club and our ambitions, and we look forward to him accumulating many more matches in the future as our manager."


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