David Moyes says that whoever takes over from Arsene Wenger at Arsenal will only succeed if they approach the job with no fear of living in the Frenchman's shadow.
Moyes takes his struggling West Ham side to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday in what will probably be his final meeting with Wenger in the dugout, with the Arsenal manager set to leave after 22 years in charge of the Gunners.
Of all the men in football, Moyes may be best placed to know the challenge facing Wenger's successor. He took over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, but was sacked within 10 months as he struggled to cope with his fellow Scotsman's legacy.
21 - Arsene Wenger has defeated David Moyes on 21 occasions as Arsenal boss; more often than against any other manager. Favourite. pic.twitter.com/8Z1dr7rbWY— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 20, 2018
“You should have no fear - 100 per cent.
“I’m not an expert on Arsenal, but Arsene will leave that club in great shape with a great academy system.
ON THIS DAY: In 2014, David Moyes was sacked by Man Utd after just 10 months in charge of the club.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 22, 2018
One more year left on the six-year deal he initially signed. ✍️ pic.twitter.com/Diyf64lmxi
“It’s an incredible achievement for Arsene as it was for Sir Alex Ferguson,” he said.