A bullish David Moyes has made a new pledge to West Ham United fans as the Premier League restart looms large.
The Premier League restart is just over a week away and West Ham are back in action on June 20th at home against Wolves.
The Hammers sit 16th at the restart. But Moyes’s side are only outside the bottom three on goal difference.
West Ham have nine games – packed into six weeks – to secure safety. The east Londoners will likely need at least three wins, if not four to survive.
Under fire West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold revealed earlier this season just how dependent the club is on the TV rights money.
Pressure builds at West Ham on the pitch and the balance sheet
In fact West Ham described it as a ‘necessity’ after announcing £27million losses (BBC Sport).
West Ham fans are already unhappy with the lack of progress at the club since the move to the London Stadium in 2016.
So the spectre of relegation and its catastrophic financial impact does not bear thinking about.
Moyes has been offered guarantees he will be West Ham manager next season regardless what division the club are in (Claret & Hugh).
But the Scot knows how important survival is to really getting his career back on track.
Bullish Moyes makes pledge to fans
And a confident Moyes has made a new pledge to fans that they will still be cheering on a Premier League side when they return to the London Stadium next season (whufc.com).
“We understand the position we’re in, and I’ve continually let the players know exactly what we need to do and why we need to be ready to go,” Moyes told whufc.com.
“We’re trying to give ourselves every advantage we possibly can…
“We’re going to need all the squad, we’re going to have to be fit and well, and we want to try and get off to a good start in those games.
‘We want to make sure we’re a Premier League team when you get back’
“We’ll be doing it for the supporters. That’s what football is about – you do it for the supporters.
“I don’t like football without the supporters – I think we’re used to people being there – but this is the way it’s going to be for the moment.
“We look forward to having you back at London Stadium, and we want to make sure we’re a Premier League team when we get you back.”
West Ham’s provisional remaining fixtures:
West Ham vs Wolves June 20
Tottenham vs West Ham June 23
West Ham vs Chelsea July 1
Newcastle vs West Ham July 4
West Ham vs Burnley July 8
Norwich vs West Ham July 11
West Ham vs Watford July 15
Manchester United vs West Ham July 18 (could be moved due to FA Cup)
West Ham vs Aston Villa July 26