West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has issued an 11-word response on David Moyes sack talk amid new Rafa Benitez links.

After the morale-boosting win over Forest last week many felt West Ham may have turned the corner.

But all that good work was undone with the Hammers horror show in a 4-0 defeat to Brighton on Saturday.

It was yet another miserable afternoon for West Ham’s loyal travelling army who packed out the away end.

It meant West Ham have now won just 15 of their last 52 Premier League games under Moyes.

They say when you lose the away fans you’re on a hiding to nothing as a manager.

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And West Ham supporters certainly turned on the Scot yesterday with three chants which made their feelings perfectly clear.

It was a damning indictment from a hardcore away support disgusted by what has been served up for well over a year now.

The result and fan reaction sparked a fresh round of speculation that Moyes is set to be sacked.

Claims abound from a host of sources last night that the West Ham board were set to act and had made contact with out of work Rafa Benitez as a potential replacement.

The Spaniard has been frequently linked with the Hammers job this season having come within hours of being named West Ham boss in 2015.

Overnight West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has issued an 11-word response on the David Moyes sack talk amid new Rafa Benitez links.

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The majority stakeholder says the board remain behind Moyes but made it clear the performance against Brighton was unacceptable.

“We are behind the manager,” Sullivan told Hammers News.

“Despite a very poor performance today.”

If West Ham fans felt yesterday’s performance was a new low then that’s because it was.

A series of statistics emerged during coverage of the match which prove as much and tell a very sorry tale of how far the team has fallen this term.

West Ham will now make a five-hour flight to Cyprus to face AEK Larnaca in the Europa Conference League before taking on Aston Villa in a must-win clash at home next Sunday.


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