Some West Ham United fans have been getting on David Moyes’s back following the 2-0 opening day defeat to Newcastle United.
And plenty of Everton fans chimed in on social media to sympathise with West Ham supporters moaning about Moyes’s team selection and tactics in the dismal defeat.
A large section of West Ham’s fanbase did not want Moyes to return when he replaced Manuel Pellegrini.
They saw the Scot as a cheap option. Someone who would be grateful for a job and no more than a ‘yes man’ for the owners.
Moyes taking flack but owner situation cuts him some slack
But now Moyes has sympathy from a large number of Hammers fans given the restrictions he is working under with David Sullivan and David Gold at the helm.
The duo are refusing to invest in the team, blaming the global health crisis.
Meanwhile the likes of Moyes’s old club Everton and the rest of West Ham’s Premier League rivals have made a mockery of Sullivan and Gold’s claims by taking spending close to the £1 billion mark.
Many West Ham fans still feel Moyes should have enough at his disposal to produce better than what was served up against Newcastle.
Reporter reveals what Distin said about Moyes
One thing West Ham fans can be sure of, though, is that Moyes will leave no stone unturned trying to get things right.
That’s after a Sky Sports reporter revealed an interesting conversation he had with Everton legend Sylvain Distin.
Distin played under Moyes at Everton where he made his name as one of the Premier League’s top centre backs and recorded Everton’s highest ever Premier League points haul.
And Distin told a Sky Sports reporter that Moyes is the hardest working manager he has ever met.
“I was quite amazed when I was speaking to Sylvain Distin in the summer about various Premier League footballing memories that he had (that) he spoke so highly of David Moyes,” the Sky Sports reporter said on Good Morning Transfers.
‘He works so, so hard’
“And he said ‘The one thing about David Moyes that people don’t realise, he works so, so hard and that’s the type of manager that West Ham have’.
“He’ll be probably doing the 12, 14, 16-hour shifts at the moment working out who is the right player to bring in to West Ham. The board very much need to back him.”
Distin’s comments merely emphasise how important it is for the West Ham board to back Moyes in the transfer market.
Unfortunately at West Ham all roads lead back to Sullivan and Gold.