West Ham manager David Moyes expressed his team’s historic victory in the Europa Conference League in a touching way that moved onlookers.
West Ham won their first European trophy in 47 years after a thrilling 2-1 win over Fiorentina, a remarkable feat considering their battle against relegation throughout the Premier League season.
While celebrating the former Manchester United manager shared a touching moment with his 87-year-old father, who had accompanied him on every step of West Ham’s European campaign.
Moyes decided to present his hard-earned winner’s medal to his father, David Snr., out of deep gratitude and appreciation. The significance of having his family present at such a memorable occasion was not lost on Moyes, who acknowledged the rarity of such special moments in football.
I’ve only just seen this clip of David Moyes and his Dad.
You’d have to be dead inside not to smile at that. His old man is 87 and it’s Moyes’ first ever major trophy. Lovely stuff. pic.twitter.com/Z42U1GCAjm
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) June 8, 2023
Speaking to BT Sport, Moyes expressed his delight at being able to share the joy of victory with his loved ones. He recognised the unwavering support his family had provided throughout his career, highlighting the scarcity of positive moments in the challenging world of football.
In his post-match press conference, Moyes revealed that his father was the first person he thought of when celebrating the team’s success, promptly placing the medal around his deserving neck.
"You don't get many moments like this!" ????
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