West Ham United: Journalist coy over David Moyes’ future

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Journalist Toby Cudworth believes that David Moyes’ West Ham United future could be up for discussion if results don’t turn around.

Reports started to emerge last week that Moyes was starting to come under a bit of pressure given the Hammers’ poor start to the season, only for the Scottish manager to guide his side to a convincing 2-0 victory at the weekend.

While the win will have been a massive relief for Moyes, it was against a Wolves side who have only netted three times all season – the lowest in the Premier League – and ended up sacking their manager in the aftermath, so it was hardly a major scalp.

Cudworth has now claimed on the Talking Transfers podcast that if results continue to be poor on the whole, Moyes’ future could well be a conversation for people at West Ham.

He said: “Things are definitely on the up. I don’t think David Moyes’ position is under question yet, but if things didn’t turn around in the next couple of months and they were still in the lower reaches of the table, it might be a conversation to say, ‘hey, is this working, is this what we want to do long-term?’

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“I don’t think there needs to be any warning signs just yet, but West Ham know that they must improve if they’re to stand any chance – and I mean any chance – of keeping [Declan] Rice beyond this season.”

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Given that Moyes is now leading West Ham on a second European adventure in as many seasons – albeit in the third-tier Europa Conference League this time around – it would certainly appear to be a rash decision for the board to think sacking him is the right decision.

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However, it wouldn’t be the first time they’ve acted in such a fashion with Moyes, having moved on from the current boss once before in 2018, only to realise their mistake and re-appoint him the following year as he kept them in the division.

Something that may be cranking up the pressure on Moyes is the fact he was very heavily backed over the summer, having seen £163m worth of new players walk through the door, and for the Hammers to be sat 15th after that level of investment, this will not likely have gone down very well with the board thus far, so the manager surely knows he needs to start picking up more consistent results.

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