West Ham manager David Moyes, 60, has embraced his father after being crowned European Champions.
The Hammers defeated Fiorentina 2-1 in the final of the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL) for the 2022-23 season at the Eden Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, on 8 August. It was the first time West Ham had won a major European competition in 58 years, since they won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1965.
Moyes is in his 26th year as a football manager. He began his managerial career at Preston North End in 1998. He went on to manage Everton, Manchester United, Real Sociedad, and Sunderland before taking over at West Ham in 2017.메이저놀이터
His last win as a manager was 23 years ago. His father, David Senior, 87, was at his side when Moyes led Preston to the Third Division title in the 1999-20 season. He hadn’t won a league or tournament title in more than 20 years, but he rejoiced with his father again shortly after winning the conference title.
David Senior flew from London, England, to Prague, Czech Republic, to witness Moyes’s victory at the European Championships, and then watched his son’s dream come true. It was a dream night for the Moyes father and son.
Moyes was handed the Conference League winners’ medal by UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin at the winners’ ceremony. After the ceremony, he placed his own winner’s medal around his father’s neck. He asked the photographer in front of him to “take a picture”.
“As soon as I won, the first person I thought of was my dad,” Moyes said. He has watched me play so many times over the years. I’m happy that I’ve made him happy with this win,” he smiled.
“My father is still in good health. He always wants to know how I’m playing,” he said. “It’s an honour to win a match with my family. As a coach, you work really hard, but it’s hard to get that moment. It doesn’t happen often. I’m going to enjoy tonight.”
Reflecting on his time in charge of West Ham, Moyes added: “If you had told me three years ago, ‘You’re going to narrowly avoid relegation from the Premier League and win a major European competition’, I would have thought ‘you’re crazy’. So this win is priceless,” he said, kissing the trophy.
The Hammers travelled straight from Prague, Czech Republic, back to London for a victory parade. West Ham players including Declan Rice, Lukasz Fabianski and Jared Boyne danced on the bus to face the fans. West Ham fans celebrated with chants of support for Moyes.