‘Might be good’ were the words of a bullish David Moyes who says he is planning for the future at West Ham amid the sack talk ahead of the Leicester clash.

Moyes has been a man under pressure of late and that has intensified off the back of dismal defeats to Crystal Palace in the Premier League and Blackburn in a what looks a wide open Carabao Cup.

The Scot is not necessarily under pressure from the person who matters most when it comes to deciding his future – majority stakeholder David Sullivan.

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He told Hammers News that the board “100 per cent” back their manager.

But that was before the cup exit to Blackburn’s reserves and reports of a mutinous atmosphere building from the likes of The Evening Standard.

Several reports claim Moyes’ future could hinge on this weekend’s crucial clash with Leicester. Suffer a heavy defeat and many feel the board may be forced into a dramatic U-turn.

After being jeered and criticised by supporters during the defeat to Crystal Palace, Moyes responded by mocking West Ham’s “expert” brigade.

Mark Warburton stood in for Moyes after the defeat to Blackburn’s reserve side in midweek.

Now the Hammers boss has faced the press for the first time since that game.

He was expected for the presser at around 2pm when the official club site announced he would be along shortly. But the boss did not show until gone 2.40pm prompting an apology from the press team.

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‘Might be good’ were the words of a bullish David Moyes who says he is planning for the future at West Ham amid the sack talk ahead of the Leicester clash.

Speaking to the press Moyes made it clear he does not see the Leicester game as bigger than any other despite the talk swirling over his position.

And he is planning to be around after the World Cup break, saying it might prove to be a good thing for West Ham’s league form.

“It’s (the Leicester game) as big as all the others,” Moyes said in his pre-Leicester press conference.

“You get three points for it. But we want to finish this part of the season in good form. We know we need to do better in the Premier League.

“If you look at Europe, you would say the break is a bad thing, but if you look at the league for us, it might be a good thing.”

“We’ll give some players a bit of rest and then come back and get them in good knick. They’ve been great here so hopefully we can get them back from the break in good condition.”

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