Keep calm and carry on with David Moyes and his strategy Thomas Frank tells West Ham United’s owners amid sack talk.
Reports since West Ham’s restart defeat to Arsenal suggest Moyes is on thin ice as he approaches three years in the job.
West Ham’s fourth loss in a row either side of the World Cup break has left Moyes’ side just two points off the bottom of the table ahead of a crunch clash against Brentford on Friday night.
A couple of memorable European nights aside, West Ham’s poor form stretches back a full year with just 13 wins in their last 43 Premier League games.
That has sparked intense speculation that the Scot could be axed from the Hammers hotseat.
Moyes has been publicly backed by majority stakeholder David Sullivan when speaking to Hammers News.
But yesterday a journalist claimed Moyes could be axed if West Ham do not beat Brentford at home on Friday night.
And the boardroom walls are closing in on Moyes according to further claims from a reporter close to the West Ham owners.
But the manager of Friday night’s opponents Brentford says West Ham should not be pressing the panic button.
‘Keep calm and carry on with David Moyes and his strategy’ Thomas Frank tells West Ham amid the sack talk.
The Brentford manager, who enjoys a good personal relationship with Moyes, has told West Ham’s board not to be swayed and to stick with the man who has served them so well.
“I think David Moyes and his staff have done a top job over the last three years,” Frank said in his pre-West Ham presser (Sky Sports).
“Maybe over-performed but definitely top-performed in terms of getting in first and stabilising them then finishing sixth first year after and then seventh the year after that.
“Still to finish sixth, so to kick one of the normal top six clubs out of that, is remarkable. Then finish seventh, performing in Europe – they went to the semi-final and now they are also through in the Conference League.
“I 100 per cent back David Moyes and his staff to continue because there is no club in the Premier League that can consistently stay in one position unless you are either (Man) City or Liverpool or one of these that can be in or around.
“So it’s about staying calm and stick to the strategy.”