David Moyes terms current Premier League season poorest in a long time
Former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes has pointed to the dismal showing by English teams in Europe to indicate the declining standards of the Barclays Premier League. Moyes is currently managing La Liga side Real Sociedad but has been heavily linked to a return to England with West Ham.
The Scottish manager emphasized the absence of English teams from the quarter-final stages of the Europa and UEFA Champions League and said this maybe was the worst time for the English domestic scene.
Poorest Premier League I’ve seen in a long time: Moyes
He said on BBC Radio Five Live's Sportsweek programme, “It's not been too long ago where we were looked at as probably having the best teams, and it does change. Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal are all exceptional teams in their own right and they'll be disappointed they went out, and maybe on another day they'd have gone through."
“It's just becoming a wee bit of a habit that we're not getting our teams quite as close to the final as we had in the past. I think this year you'd have to say it's probably the poorest Premier League I've seen in a long, long time."
“Maybe we do go over the top and recently we have maybe talked up the Premier League more than what it's actually been. There are other leagues which are certainly now comparable.”
When asked if he expected a return to England in the near future, Moyes said, “I think someday I will. I've left when I didn't expect to be leaving but what I've taken on is a great job. I love working in Spain.”