Erik ten Hag sends respectful message to David Moyes ahead of Premier League clash

Erik ten Hag has great admiration for David Moyes.

In trying to follow Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, Moyes took on the biggest job in football. It didn’t work out and he was the wrong appointment – but Ten Hag has still gone on to compliment the West Ham manager’s bravery.

Moyes got the job at Old Trafford a decade ago, but he was sacked with four Premier League remaining and replaced by Ryan Giggs on an interim basis.

The Scot has done mixed jobs elsewhere but his two spells at West Ham has brought better results.

Ten Hag was asked if he’s glad it wasn’t him who was tasked with replacing Ferguson.

“It is hypothetical, so you never know, but it is quite clear that when you have to succeed Sir Alex, that is a big challenge and a really difficult job to do,” Ten Hag told reporters, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.

“He did it and had the bravery to do it, that is why I admire him. He is also that long in the job already with many clubs in the Premier League. He is a great manager with a lot of skills. I know my team has to be at their best on Sunday, and we have to play our maximum if we want to get the result we need, which is a win.”

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