West Ham: BBC reporter claims David Moyes retains board’s backing
West Ham United supporters have been handed a significant update on the future of manager David Moyes by BBC journalist Simon Stone.
The Lowdown: West Ham in trouble…
The 59-year-old is currently under mounting pressure, with the east Londoners recently succumbing to a 2-0 capital derby defeat at the hands of Tottenham. That was the Irons’ 13th loss in the league this season, scoring just 19 goals along the way, among the lowest returns of any team in the top flight.
Moyes has arguably failed to get the very best out of this West Ham squad despite significant summer investment, with his side currently languishing inside the Premier League relegation zone.
The Hammers are in serious danger of a drop down to the Championship just one season after they reached the Europa League semi-finals.
The Latest: Moyes has West Ham board’s backing…
Amid reports of a possible managerial change if West Ham lose to Nottingham Forest this coming weekend, BBC reporter Stone has shared an update to the contrary.
He explained via Twitter: “Told West Ham [are] still backing David Moyes to turn the current situation round and remain fully supportive.”
The Verdict: Crunch weekend…
While David Sullivan and the West Ham board’s current stance is seemingly supportive of Moyes, and understandably so given his credit in the bank from the last two seasons, defeat to Forest at the weekend may well change the landscape.
Following Saturday’s crunch encounter near the bottom of the table, another loss would surely give the Hammers’ hierarchy a lot to ponder.
There are managers with proven top-flight experience and pedigree who are currently free agents, such as Rafael Benitez, and his brilliant job at Newcastle on a shoestring budget could at least make the West Ham board give serious consideration to a change in the dugout.
Of course, there is another argument to be made that the few matches remaining this season would make any new managerial appointment almost futile given the lack of time that they’d have to make a telling impact and impress their ideas on the players.