Football, undoubtedly, is a game in which the players play their tooth and nail to win matches. After the regressive practice sessions, they also do various exercises to give their best effort in the field. However, it is the manager of any football club or team who plays a very crucial role in making both ends meet.
London based football club West Ham United appointed its first manager, Syd King, in 1902. Before 1902, team selection of West Ham used to be done by a committee. At present, David Moyes is the ongoing manager of the team. In this article, we will have a look at the best West Ham managers ever.
These managers are ranked on the basiss of success, win percentage, legacy and the quality of football. Here is the list of 8 best West Ham managers ever –
4. Billy Bonds
Billy Bonds with a lifetime achievement award was a popular choice when he was appointed as the manager of West Ham. He served for almost four years from 23 February till 10 August 1994. He also holds the best winning percentage as a permanent manager with 43.61% percentage in 227 matches, winning 99 and loosing just 67 games.
3. Syd King
Syd King was the first West Ham United F.C manager. He served for almost 31 years as a full-time manager. Syd King was born in Kent. During his period, the club achieved great heights. He successfully managed around 638 games.
The winning percentage, although it seems low, with only 38% percent, the popularity of Syd king can be ascertained easily when once a newspaper said: “Syd King is West Ham and West Ham is Syd King.”
2. Ron Greenwood
Ron Greenwood replaced Ted Fenton as West Ham’s manager in 1961. His reign at West Ham brought them sizeable success. He oversaw the development of players such as the 1966 FIFA World Cup-winning trio of Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters, and under him the Hammers won the FA Cup in 1964 and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1965 – the first two major trophies of their history.
In July 1977, after England coach Don Revie’s resignation, Greenwood was appointed full-time manager of England, ending his 15-year association with West Ham United.