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Exclusive: Cambridge legend Fallon not surprised by ex-teammate Moyes West Ham success

Steven Fallon says David Moyes had the makings of a coach as a youngster at Cambridge United.

Moyes joined Cambridge from Celtic as a 20-year-old after making 24 appearances for his boyhood club.

The young centre-half would spend two years at Cambridge before spells at Bristol City, Shrewsbury Town, Dunfermline Athletic and Preston North End.

Having taken his coaching badges at the age of 22, Moyes was ready for his first managerial spell which came with Preston in 1998.

And Fallon has revealed how Moyes displayed his potential for coaching even in his young days at Abbey Stadium.

Asked if he was a coach in the making as a young player, Fallon told "Definitely, he was very mature for his age with the attitude and behaviour of a much more experienced professional.

"He would analyse things to a great depth but was a popular member of the squad, well-liked by all.

"No surprise that he went into the coaching/management side at a relatively young age."

Moyes joined Everton from Preston in 2002, spending eleven successful seasons at the club, before securing a dream to Manchester United.

Unfortunately for the Scotsman, his dream job at Old Trafford lasted just eight months.

Stints at Real SociedadSunderland, West Ham United followed before Moyes returned to London Stadium in December 2019.

He has since taken West Ham to a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League, securing Europa League football for next season.

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