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Irons spell it out for Moyes

By Dave Langton

The enforced World Cup break has led to plenty of thinking time at West Ham and the message is clear: Results must improve.

Insiders have confirmed that there has been plenty of soul-searching at the London Stadium, and there is a feeling that time may be running out for manager David Moyes, unless he can spark a turnaround in results when the Premier League returns.

The Irons will play Arsenal on Boxing Day but they then face a defining run of fixtures, against Brentford, Leeds, Wolves, and Everton in the league.

Were Moyes to fail to guide the Irons up the Premier League table during those games, the message seems clear: A conversation will have to be had. They have won just one of their last five games.

The Irons are not prepared to spend big in January as they look to find a way out of their current struggles, with manager Moyes backed to the hilt in the summer.

There is a feeling that many of the signings simply haven’t shown their best yet, and while Moyes has pleaded for patience, it is starting to wear a little thin.

There is an acceptance that there are not many high-profile managers available at this point – Mauricio Pochettino and Thomas Tuchel are unlikely to take the job – but plans have already been drawn up to potentially appoint Mark Noble in an interim role if a caretaker boss is needed.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

6 comments on “Irons spell it out for Moyes

  1. Too late we cannot afford to wait 5/6 more games before we sack him. He needs to go now. He was quoted as saying yesterday that he accepts that people have a difference of opinion on his tactics and decisions but he’ll block that noise our and continue to do what he believes is right. In other words he is not prepared to change his approach. He has to go now there is absolutely no point in waiting for him to change, he just wint. Before long we will be in bottom 3 and out of the cup.

  2. To true johnham1. Moyes needs to go, if only for thumbing his nose at fans. Let’s do it now whilst there are a number of good Managers out there.

  3. Just carrying on with the same methods, treating players the same, guarantees the same results. He needs to wake up or go. At this rate we are nailed on bottom and sinking. The new signings must be wondering as well
    as well.

  4. Pessimist, whilst I don’t want to get into a heated debate with you can you please post your “Good Manager” available list for us readers who honestly can’t think of anyone other than the 2 mentioned in the story.

  5. The team need to improve the performances. Way below what we can do . Yes Moyes needs to look at the set up and working on our offensive , pressing play .

    • Sorry but what or why has Moyes not been working on this for the last 12 months. He has totally lost the respect of the majority of fans and players. He has to be sacked this weekend.

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