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West Ham United: Sky Sports journalist drops behind-the-scenes David Moyes update

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West Ham United manager David Moyes still has the backing of the club’s board according to Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth

The Lowdown: Pressure on Moyes

After getting his side to the semi-finals of the Europa League last season, this current Premier League campaign has been rather difficult for the Hammers.

Having lost nine of their opening 15 league games of the season, Moyes’ side find themselves in 16th place in the league table with just 14 points on the board, leading to reports of criticism and pressure being put on the manager.

With that in mind, it seems as though a behind-the-scenes update has emerged regarding Moyes’ current position at West Ham.

The Latest: Moyes still backed

Speaking to GiveMeSport, Sheth had this to say when asked if the Scotsman still has the backing of the West Ham hierarchy following the poor start to the season.

“As far as I’m aware, in a word, yes. I think he does. I think he’s built up enough credit in the bank.

“And what happened to him the first time as well, there’s probably a feeling that, you know, David Moyes is owed that time because of what happened.”

 

The Verdict: A big turnaround needed

In terms of West Ham’s failings in the league this season, only six clubs have a lower average percentage of possession than the Hammers (45.8%), as well as the Hammers being in the bottom half of the table for the percentage of accurate passes they have made.

This shows that while they don’t always dominate games in terms of possession, they aren’t always particularly careful when they do have the ball.

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Also, with only Wolves (26.3%) having a lower percentage of shots on target than West Ham (26.6%), this highlights how much they have lacked a clinical edge in front of goal.

Taking all of this into account, it’s safe to say that a big turnaround is needed at the London Stadium to get the Hammers on track and further up the table.

Now that Sheth has claimed that Moyes still has the backing of the club’s owners, it will be interesting to see what the club gets up to during the upcoming January transfer window.


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