Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson says what West Ham do next with David Moyes will decide their relegation fate.

There have once again been growing calls for Moyes to be sacked following the defeat to rivals Spurs at the weekend.

The Hammers are in the bottom three and staring relegation in the face having won just five of their 23 games this season.

While West Ham boast one of the better defences in the top flight, scoring goals has been a serious issue all term.

Those calling for Moyes to be sacked will point to the fact the malaise in West Ham’s Premier League form stretches back over a year with just 14 wins in 51 matches in that time.

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West Ham have won just once in their last 11 Premier League games. But they now face having to win five or six of their remaining 15 games to stay up. With matches against Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Man United among them, that is no easy task.

Now Paul Merson says what West Ham do next with Moyes will decide their relegation fate.

The Sky Sports pundit insists West Ham will not go down if Moyes remains in charge.

But Merson has warned Hammers fans and the board they will be relegated if the Scot is sacked.

“West Ham will get out, but the other day [vs Tottenham] was worrying,” Merson told Sky Sports.

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“I watched and thought ‘this is one of your biggest games of the season’, they didn’t play like it was. That’s a worry.

“Get rid of David Moyes and they will get relegated. Keep him and they will be okay. They will not go down with Moyes as manager, no chance…

“It would be one of the biggest shocks in football if West Ham get relegated with David Moyes in charge – he’s thick-skinned and he’s got the experience to get them out of trouble.

“If Moyes got sacked tomorrow morning Leeds would walk over broken glass to go and get him in (Merson was speaking before last night’s appointment of Javi Gracia). You’ve got to put it in perspective. Leeds would have him in tomorrow morning. It’s a no-brainer.”

There has been claim and counter claim over Moyes’ future this week.

But a BBC journalist claims to have been given a clear indication over where the West Ham board stand.


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