David Moyes was reinstated as West Ham boss at the end of December last year.

The Scot was brought back to the London Stadium in place of Manuel Pellegrini. And he was given the remit of steadying the ship and guiding the Hammers away from relegation trouble.

Things haven’t quite worked out, however.

West Ham are currently sitting in 16th spot in the Premier League table, just two points clear of 19th placed Aston Villa.

Moyes has a contract with the Hammers until the summer of 2021.

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David Moyes (Photo by Harriet Lander/Copa/Getty Images )

If West Ham avoided the drop this season, the Scot would surely at least see out the end of that contract.

If they were relegated, however, he might just be sent packing.

Everyone is in limbo at the moment, however, with Premier league football not scheduled to resume until April 30th.

 

It could be argued that that is slightly optimistic, however. There is still a chance that this season could be rendered null and void.

So what would happen if that turned out to be the case? Should Moyes be kept on? Or should West Ham cut their losses and move the 56-year-old on?

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David Moyes (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Hammers conundrum

Moyes has been incredibly disappointing since returning to West Ham. He has guided his side to just two wins from 10 Premier League games – a quite frankly embarrassing win ratio of just 20%.

He is far from popular amongst Hammers fans. The Scot’s tactics are both tired and outdated whilst his footballing philosophy belongs in a time gone by.

West Ham are never going to make real progress under Moyes. That’s the bottom line, as harsh as that may sound.

If the Hammers owners have real ambition, they should be looking at making an exciting appointment in the summer, if they do stay up, even if that ends up being by default.

Whether they will do just that, however, remains to be seen.

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