West Ham United: O’Rourke says club may have discussed David Moyes replacements

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West Ham United may have discussed potential replacements for manager David Moyes behind the scenes. 

That is according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the latest news from the London Stadium during the World Cup break.

Moyes will be feeling the pressure on his job building, after suffering a third consecutive home defeat within a week last weekend, after a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Leicester City.

The former Everton manager returned to the east London club for a second-spell at the London Stadium in December 2019, leading the club to Premier League survival that campaign, before 6th and 7th placed finishes secured back-to-back seasons in Europe for the Hammers.

But with the club now sitting just one point above the relegation zone in the league table, O’Rourke thinks GSB may be considering replacements for Moyes in the West Ham hotseat.

“I’m sure in the background, West Ham have maybe discussed potential replacements for David Moyes.”

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TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments…

Whilst we think that all clubs will have a set of managers they would be prepared to approach should they decide to make a change, we believe that West Ham will stick with Moyes unless they are still in a relegation battle coming towards the business end of the season. 

The Scotsman has already steered them away from relegation in the 2019/20 season, and will back himself to do the same if needed.

As well as this, the club still have a Europa Conference League campaign to contend with, something which Moyes may claim has been a mitigating circumstance in the Irons’ domestic struggles this term, though it must be said that they did still manage to finish 7th in the league last season, despite a run to the Europa League semi-finals.

Therefore, we think that replacements for Moyes will be being considered, but an imminent sacking would come as a surprise.

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