Opinion: David Moyes and Celtic could be a brilliant partnership

Opinion: David Moyes and Celtic could be a brilliant partnership

Last night, West Ham and David Moyes made European history by winning the UEFA Europa Conference League. A last-gasp Jarrod Bowen goal ensured the east London club ended their 43-year wait for a trophy, and with that, speculation around players' and managers' futures has only further increased.

Jubilant scenes at full-time from the West Ham players and Moyes in the Eden Arena in Prague will be forever remembered by Hammers' fans, but it hasn't always been plain sailing for the famous London club.

Under David Moyes, the club has failed to gain any sort of stranglehold in the Premier League. The club has finished 6th twice in between two relegation battles between the 19/20 season and the 22/23 season. This was also coupled in between two strong European campaigns in the Europa League last year and the victorious ECL win this week. It's fair to say that Moyes' second spell at West Ham has been topsy-turvy.

The Scot has received his fair share of criticism for his style of play from fans at West Ham, and some have even called for his managerial head on more than one occasion.

If Moyes' track record at West Ham is anything to go by, he will either finish fifth or be embroiled in another relegation battle next year.

This uncertainty is also boosted by the fact that West Ham will lose their talisman, Declan Rice, to one of the bigger clubs this summer.

For these reasons, I believe that now would be the right time for Moyes to walk away from West Ham on a high and take over the vacant post at Celtic.

After Postecoglou's departure from the Glasgow giants, speculation and gossip have grown over who will take over the current Scottish champions.

Moyes, who began his career at Celtic and is from Glasgow, said in 1983 after being sold, "Nobody wants to leave Celtic, and it's something I sometimes regret having done."

The former Manchester United manager had been linked with the post in 2016, but the job went to Brendan Rodgers. The chance to take over could be now.

The momentum to bring Moyes to Scotland seems to be growing, and members of the media and former footballers have already given their take on Celtic and Moyes' potential link-up.

Former West Ham hero Tony Cottee said after West Ham's win this week on TalkSport, "Moyesy has earned the right to make the decision himself. I am sure Celtic will come calling, but it is going to be his choice now, which I think is the correct decision."

Former Celtic striker Alan McInally also added: "For me, there's always been two men destined to become the manager of Celtic, one was the late Tommy Burns who was magnificent, and the other one is David Moyes," Alan McInally said to Betfair.

"Regardless of what happens in the final against Fiorentina, I think David might think that this is an opportunity for him to take a team who, by the way, are winning every week.

"It's not as if they need to rebuild themselves, he'd obviously bring in new players, but if Ange Postecoglou does go, he's leaving David an opportunity that's almost a no-brainer."

Both of these men could be right. It might now be the time for Moyes to return back to his native land and increase his stock and trophy haul in world football.

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