Davie Moyes

David Moyes

David Moyes deserves better than West Ham scrutiny ahead of Conference League final
David Moyes has often given off the vibe of the old school football manager struggling to come to terms with the modern world. When he was sacked by Real Sociedad in 2015, his difficulties in learning the language – he once infamously gave a car crash interview in which he mangled the pronunciation of Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi's name – and assimilating with the local population were given as significant reasons as to why he failed in San Sebastian. Two years later, as Sunderland manager, he found himself facing a disrepute charge in front of the Football Association for comments he made to BBC sports reporter Vicky Sparks during a press conference in which he said: "You were just getting a wee bit naughty at the end there, so just watch yourself. You still might get a slap even though you're a woman. Careful the next time you come in."