Barry Fry has told Football FanCast that West Ham United will keep getting better after their magnificent season this term.
David Moyes’ side are currently fifth in the Premier League table, just two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.
The Hammers have a relatively soft run-in too, as they play only two clubs who are currently above them in the league, in Leicester City and Chelsea.
There is a very real opportunity, then, for the club to gatecrash the top four and potentially gain qualification for the Champions League.
Even if they don’t, qualification for the Europa League would also be a remarkable achievement, given that the club finished 16th last season, just five points clear of the relegation zone.
Fry thinks they have done brilliant work this season but he has also backed Moyes to keep improving, and keep taking West Ham within touching distance of the Champions League, much like he did during his time at Everton.
He told FFC in an exclusive interview: “I think wherever West Ham finish this season, it will be there highest finish for a long, long, long time.
“And I think if you look at the team now, and you look at what Moyes has done in a year, I think he will be knocking on the door to get in the top four over the next two or three years, even if he doesn’t do it this year.
“But wherever they finish this year, it’s magnificent progress. Because, in the last couple of years, they’ve really been biting their nails to the last minute about whether they’ll survive in the Premier League or not.
“They’ve done more than survive this year. They’ve really impressed a lot of people in football and David will make them better.”