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Moyes admits he could lose his job at West Ham

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By Hughie Southon

David Moyes is not exactly biting his fingernails at the moment but knows he may now be on the edge of losing his job.

He accepts it, realises he could soon be in trouble but – as he puts it – after the good years he now may be forced to take some very unpleasant medicine.

Speaking to reporters about the situation ahead of todays game at Fulham the manager said: “Of course you would rather it be the other way. You would rather people be talking about you positively. That would always be good.

And I have to be fair, you boys and everybody else has spoken incredibly positively about me over the last few years because of the success and improvement at West Ham.

But I also have to take my medicine and know that when I’m not doing well, I’m expecting to be spoken less well about. I don’t take it personally. I take it as part of the job and because I’m a wee bit older and more experienced.

I’m more comfortable in my own shoes with it and am able to handle it better and put it in perspective. 

I spoke to David Sullivan on Thursday morning. All was good but if  you lose the games, you can lose your job and West Ham could do that, no problem.

But let’s be fair if we finish the season and we stay up and we get to a European final, you might start saying, “Hey, by the way, that’s been not a bad season for West Ham”.

So we’re really on the cusp. It can go either way now. It’s a really fine balancing act at the moment. 

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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