David Moyes has hailed Graham Potter after his Brighton side were booed at the weekend, with the two bosses set to go head-to-head on Wednesday evening.
The Hammers will welcome Brighton to the London Stadium in a game that the Irons will be desperate to win after losing two on the bounce in the Premier League, to Wolves and Manchester City.
Brighton have been in worse form, though, and have not won any of their last nine games in all competitions, and drew with Leeds at the weekend at the AMEX Stadium.
The Seagulls were subsequently booed off by the supporters, with Potter seeming to shake his head in reaction to the jeers.
Moyes has offered his support to the 46-year-old, insisting that he has done an excellent job at Brighton and maintaining that they are lukcy to have him in charge.
Speaking ahead of the clash with Potter’s side, Moyes told reporters, as per Football.London: “From a distance I think he has done a really good job, he is at a good club, they have gone about their club really well.
“Last season I would have tipped Brighton to improve and do really well. They are a well run club and Potter is a good manager.”
Asked about the boos, Moyes added: “I don’t need to give Graham any advice, but I think the Brighton supporters are really lucky to have him as a manager.
“He’s a top manager with a really good team, and we’ll all get booed at times in our careers, but you just have to move on and I’m sure he knows what he’s doing.”