There is a passage on David Moyes from Mark Noble’s book that every West Ham fan must read amid the pressure over his future.
Moyes has worked wonders at West Ham but patience and time appears to be running out for the Scot.
Once questions start to be asked over a manager’s future, the media vultures start circling and the fans begin to turn amid poor performances and results it usually only ends one way.
West Ham’s board are sticking behind their manager for now and Moyes will be given time to turn things around after the World Cup break.
But there is already talk from insiders of points vs games targets which will only add to the pressure.
Moyes is under pressure not just because West Ham just two places and one point off the relegation zone going into the break.
It is because many fans have grown tired of his approach which has yielded just 13 wins in the last 42 Premier League games and only 12 goals all season.
Some have suggested Moyes may be losing the dressing room and that West Ham need a new voice.
So there is a passage on David Moyes from Mark Noble’s book that every West Ham fan must read amid the pressure over his future.
Speaking in his autobiography Boleyn Boy, which was released at the weekend, Noble was full of praise for the manager.
“The Premier League is unforgiving,” Noble says in his book.
“There’s no hiding place and David was never afraid to dig a player out.
“He’s the best I’ve seen at getting a message across in the dressing room. He’d hammer you to your face and tell you like it is if you weren’t doing your job, but it would never be personal.
“It was always for the good of the team and it was impossible not to respect his man-management. West Ham needed that honesty, David was a breath of fresh air.”
Brendan Rodgers is a rare recent example of a manager who was being tipped for the sack and all but written off only to turn things around.
Many have their doubts. But let’s hope Moyes can do the same at West Ham when the Premier League resumes.