David Moyes has come out fighting over talk he could face the sack at West Ham amid conflicting reports this week.
West Ham face Wolves this weekend in what is a crunch game after a dismal start to the season for the Hammers.
It was reported earlier this week that Moyes could have just five games to save his job, starting with the huge match against fellow strugglers Wolves this Saturday.
Telegraph journalist Matt Law claimed Moyes is skating on thin ice and must oversee a sharp upturn in West Ham’s results to avoid the Hammers axe.
The Scot was always going to bring more pressure on himself after spending an unprecedented £170m on eight new signings in the summer.
Results have been poor this season with just one win and five defeats from West Ham’s opening seven Premier League matches.
But as most West Ham fans are well aware, the current malaise is nothing new.
West Ham’s form fell off a cliff around 10 months ago bar a couple of memorable European nights.
The Hammers have a points per game ratio in that time among the bottom three in the Premier League with just 37 points from their last 34 games.
West Ham go into a jam-packed October in the relegation zone and face Fulham, Southampton, Liverpool and Bournemouth after Wolves.
Given the speculation this week, the reports were always going to be put to the Scot during his pre-Wolves press conference.
And Moyes has come out fighting over the West Ham sack talk amid conflicting reports.
Moyes says he knows it is a results business and that West Ham’s must improve.
‘I know’ David Moyes comes out fighting over West Ham sack talk amid conflicting reports
But he was quick to point out his achievements in a short space of time in east London as he calls for perspective.
“We know what happens when you are losing games, that is part of the job and I accept that,” Moyes said in his presser (Football.London).
“I think we have done a lot of things, a couple of things haven’t gone for us.
“I’ve worked over 1,000 games or so as a manager, six months (ago) we were in the semi-finals of Europe, challenging for the top four or top five.”
Moyes went on to add that West Ham have come a long way under him.
“I think if you look back a couple of years, if you said West Ham had gone this far up the table you’d say that’s really good,” Moyes said (whufc.com).
“We want to challenge there, we want to stay there. We haven’t got off to as good a start as we’ve wanted – we’ve played more games than any other Premier League club, we started the season with one fit centre back and we’re trying to integrate seven or eight players, so there are reasons.
“But I know I’m judged on results and they need to get better.”
While the likes of The Telegraph claim Moyes is under pressure.