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Hammers legend has doubts Moyes will stay

Hammers legend Phil Parkes  isn’t sure David Moyes will want to stay at West Ham beyond this season regardless of its outcome.

Relegation is on everybody’s mind but Parksey believes two wins will do it for us with Southampton and Stoke there to be taken so long as the fans give it everything they’ve got.

Parksey  makes no secret of his antagonism over the departure from  Upton Park and for Leyton saying: “The club will always be my club but it doesn’t feel like it sometimes these days.

He said: ” I understand why a section of fans are up in arms but there can be no more of what we saw last weekend.

“They’ve made their feelings clear but now it’s about getting behind the team again and showing whey West Ham fans are the greatest in the world. Trust me, players can’t perform in that atmosphere.”

Survival or not, Phil isn’t sure Moyes will want to stay around with the atmosphere of friction, unease and near violence doing its thing at the club.

He said: said: “It’s really not great is it…will he want to stay at the end of the season? With all that’s seemingly going on behind the scenes you have to wonder. I’m not sure I would. It has to be something that’s a worry because given the squad he was given he’s done really well.”

But will we escape the drop? Parkesy reckons that anything other than a win against Saints will be the final nail in the coffin but a win followed by three points against Stoke will see the team safe.

And he added: “There’s some tough fixtures alongside them but for wall I have said it would be very West Ham to pick up points against any of the bigger teams.

In fact in some ways I fancy those games for points more than the apparent relegation crunch games because of that.”


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10 comments on “Hammers legend has doubts Moyes will stay

  1. It would be very West Ham to pick up – the problem is Phil I wouldn’t call it West Ham anymore..i don’t know how we get that feeling back..winning matches would of course help but the damage done by this board is incredible..the club is now a laughing stock in every sense.

  2. Not sure if Moyes will want to stay ???? I’m 100 percent sure I don’t want him to! A championship manager at best now so if he sticks around that’s where we will end up.

  3. Moyes win % is the worst of any West Ham manager in the clubs history and Sullivan is supposedly going to give him 60M lol

  4. My theory about relegation scraps is that what you want is games against sides with nothing to play for. For us that could include Leicester & Everton. But it could also include some of the big teams. By the time we play them City may be champions but still have the ECL to focus on. Arsenal already look as if they have only Europa to think about & Man U might only have the FA cup. There might be games where the opposition don’t fancy picking up injuries when they don’t need to. So if we can’t fight our way out of this hole we don’t deserve to. To be honest I am not sure we do deserve to- CP have just passed us on our way down & for me they are a better team. Just have to pray WBA, Saints & Stoke ( maybe Huddersfield) have less fight than we do. Hmmm…

  5. Judge moyes when he has his own squad in place. Not this unbalanced bunch of nonsense. We have two central midfielders ffs. He may be uninspiring right now and not really doing the business as a manager, but his tools are blunt and broken. If he fails with players he’s brought in then fair enough, sack him off.

  6. My worry is that if we get relegated (which I really hope will not happen) then most managers won’t be interested

  7. I think we will avoid relegation and Moyes will stay . The Board will have to honour Thier promise and provide enough funds to get the players Moyes wants . Obviously if that fails then I can’t see him staying either by his own volition or the boards desire to keep him on .
    I also believe we will finish the season on 38 pts ; enough ? , probably .

  8. You are dead right on that Zahama. But even if we scrape through this year most potential managers wil reckon they are signing up for another relegation battle in 2018/19. We will only get a manager who can’t get a better gig. Or one who is prepared to take a big risk that things will change at the club. Who wants a job with all the turmoil going on at the club at the moment? I get the impression Moyes has found a much worse setup than he expected, so whether or not the owners or supporters want him I think he will move on unless we have a good end of season.

  9. I’ve a different perspective to many here – If we are relegated, I’d keep Moyes and task him with rebuilding from the ground up, much like he did at Everton, bringing in youth and lower league players with potential to set more lasting foundations. The lad from Preston is an example of an excellent signing if we were in the Championship.
    If we stay up, we will do so as much despite Moyes as because of him. Other than Arnie having turned a corner, we are the same poor side who cannot defend and who are one dimensional. We need a leader who can deliver a clear-out but in a shorter time and at a higher level than I suspect Moyes is capable of. Someone who is self-confident enough to tell our owners what the relationship will be, what they expect in terms of financial backing and what they will do if they don’t get it. Let’s see if our owners will then employ the right one.

  10. A huge malstrom of differing views and opinions out there amongst us , but one thing is for sure , the majority want to see us scrape through this season as a Premiership side and rebuild . Is Moyes the right man ?,, who knows ! . Reckon he deserves a good crack of the whip before he is condemned .. its not exactly the best job in the Premiership at the moment
    If you mix the Stadium move with Injuries and general unrest with an Atmosphere of Board repellent it would be a very difficult job for any Manager . Even a Top Top Manager would struggle with the current West Ham .

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