A Telegraph journalist has made a huge claim about David Moyes ‘saying his goodbyes’ at West Ham as speculation reaches fever pitch.
After West Ham slept walked into the bottom three following yet another defeat last weekend Hammers News – and a host of other sites – called for Moyes to be sacked.
Those calls were no knee-jerk reaction and were made tinged with an element of sadness after the memories of the last few years under the Scot.
Many fans hoped and believed Moyes was at the start of building a dynasty at West Ham. But he has got things so badly wrong, particularly in the transfer market and with his tactical approach, that he has made his own bed.
The Hammers have lost 20 of their last 37 Premier League games. There have been just 13 wins in the last 46 league games.
And the Wolves defeat last week means West Ham go into another six-pointer against Everton with no win in seven Premier League games.
With Frank Lampard also under pressure at Goodison Park, the West Ham v Everton clash has been dubbed ‘El Sackico’ among its myriad of sub-plots.
Hammers News carried reports earlier this week suggesting the real reason Moyes may not have been sacked yet.
And the likes of The Daily Star claim West Ham’s board have already decided Rafa Benitez is the man to take over from Moyes at the London Stadium.
It was therefore ominous that Benitez turned down the offer to manage a Serie A club this week.
Some reports claim anything but a win over his old club will see Moyes sacked this weekend. And he has somewhat ironically been linked with a return to managing Everton.
Now a Telegraph journalist has made a huge claim about Moyes ‘saying his goodbyes’ at West Ham as speculation reaches fever pitch.
Moyes spoke on a podcast this week insisting he is not worried about losing his job as West Ham boss.
Writing what very much resembles an epitaph to Moyes’ time as West Ham manager, Matt Law has suggested the manager, his words and demeanour are that of a man bidding farewell.
Quoting Moyes from his pre-Everton press conference, Law believes this is a man who knows his West Ham spell is coming to an end but is “at peace” with his time in east London.
“Whether it is this weekend if West Ham United lose to Everton, or at the end of a stay of execution, David Moyes will leave the London Stadium with his head held high…” Law writes in The Telegraph.
“Moyes began his pre-match media duties by joking he had spoken “a lot of s—e*” on the (Diary of a CEO) podcast and cut a relaxed figure, even though he at times sounded like he had started saying his farewells…
“If that sounded like a goodbye, then it probably was because Moyes will know it very well could be and, as he said himself, that wouldn’t be the end of the earth.”