Sky Sports journalist Gerard Brand has been sharing his thoughts on West Ham United manager David Moyes and his future at the east London club.
This comes after Brand made an appearance on a recent episode of The Sky Sports Football Podcast where he spoke about a range of topics concerning numerous clubs in the Premier League.
On the subject of Moyes and his future in charge of West Ham, Brand had this to say on the matter. (35:03)
He said: “I wouldn’t be surprised to see West Ham more around mid-table next season and what happens? They want more, they’ve tasted just outside the top four, they’ll change the manager, they just will.
“[Claudio] Ranieri was sacked the season after winning the Premier League with Leicester, so you can’t tell me that there’s no chance that West Ham will want to change their manager next season.”
Moyes’ first spell in charge of the Hammers saw him take charge of 31 matches in which they won nine, drew 10 and lost 12 between November 2017 and May 2018.
The 58-year-old then returned to the club in December 2019 and has taken charge of 61 matches in which they have won 26, drawn 12 and lost 23 (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Gerard Brand’s comments on Moyes…
Given how Moyes has taken West Ham from avoiding relegation at the end of last season to fighting for Europe in this campaign, it’s understandable why Brand thinks the owners may get rid of Moyes next season if they fail to do as well as they have done this campaign.
Do you think Moyes could be sacked next season if West Ham are in mid-table?
In our view, unless West Ham are in a relegation battle next season, Moyes should not be in any danger of losing his job because of the impressive job he’s done in this campaign and the progress he has made with the team.