By Hughie Southon
David Moyes’ position at West Ham is believed to have been supported by the club’s new director of football Mark Noble.
The Hammers legend has always been close to the manager during his time in charge and is understood to believe he remains the best man for the job.
Nobes may well be acting as a “buffer” between the dressing room, manager and the board with much resting on his opinions.
That situation will develop further as far as signings are concerned as he gains more experience but for the time being he continues to learn the job and there is little doubt the manager has a role to play in that.
And it may help to account for the fact that the Hammers were understood to have made it clear that Moyes would remain in the job even should the club go down.
However, a source at the top of the club declared: “We have no intention of being relegated.”
There must be something significantly going to happen at the end of the season because nobles- one would hope has our club at his heart. Either that or he’s deluded. Please not nobles!!!
I have been very interested in this new role of “Sporting Director” at West Ham that Mark Noble has filled. It is a role that has been long overdue at this club and I feel that Mark Noble it is the perfect choice for that position.
Although there is no doubt that Mark Noble has had and still has a good working relationship with David Moyes, he also has very strong relationships with both Kevin Nolan and Declan. Mark Noble bleeds Claret & Blue and although I don’t think that he is solely responsible for whether Moyes keeps or loses his job, I think he is in a position to see and understand the spirit within the squad and has his finger on the pulse. This has to be a good thing as I believe that he has the integrity to pull the trigger if he feels things are running away from the manager.
In his position his loyalty remains with the club and its supporters, of which he is one.