A major new claim has been made about the future of David Moyes after word from West Ham United’s owners on the eve of the Wolves clash.
It was reported earlier this week that Hammers boss 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 Moyes will know better than anyone results are needed to climb the table before the winter break for the World Cup.
Major new claim made about David Moyes future after word from West Ham owners on eve of Wolves clash
But he is not under the kind of immediate, intense pressure being reported by The Telegraph it seems.
There has been a major new claim made about Moyes’ future after word from the West Ham owners on eve of the Wolves clash.
According to talkSPORT presenter Jim White, who has close ties to West Ham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold, Moyes’ future is not even on the agenda at the London Stadium.
“I was told this morning, just before we came on air: ‘we support our manager’,” White said having spoken to one of the Hammers hierarchy.
“‘We are not ones for chopping and changing’.
“David Moyes has plenty of credit in the bank. So much so, there’s a board meeting over Zoom this afternoon and Moyes’ name isn’t even on the agenda.”
West Ham face Wolves in what is an early season six-pointer, before games against Fulham, Southampton, Liverpool and Bournemouth.
The Telegraph claims Moyes will have ‘difficult questions to answer’ if West Ham do not move up the table during that time.
And there is no hiding the fact some West Ham fans have become increasingly frustrated with Moyes’s team selection and tactics.
Striker Michail Antonio recently opened a can of worms when – in trying to praise his manager – revealed Moyes sends West Ham out to keep things tight and only push for wins late on in games.
But according to two of the owners, via White, Moyes’ head is not on the block right now.