We have the worst possible news coming out of TalkSPORT this morning – that Moyes will still be in charge of West Ham even if we are relegated.
It was given by Jim White who is known to have good relations with David Sullivan.
Claiming to have spoken to a friend at West Ham he made it clear that whatever happens this season Moyes is the board’s man regardless.
He then shared the appalling news “I spoke to your friend and mine this morning at West Ham,” he said. “We’ll call him a source, shall we?
“This source tells me that even if West Ham end up going down in the Premier League, the thought process is that David Moyes will carry on going into next season.”
The Hammers – one point above the relegation zone – looked to be in the hands of a man without a clue at Brighton yet here we are learning that the club are ready to stick with him whatever the consequences of his dreadful management this season.
It’s well known that there are no replacements available right now but to suggest that he will remain in charge even were to get relegated is as bad as it gets.
But speaking to ClaretandHugh a board spokesman said: “We do not plan to be relegated ! Let’s win tonight and on Sunday.”
No one ever plans to go down but fact is 3 teams do every year. This is an absolute shocking decision if true. If the worse happens and we do go down then in my opinion, is the time to get Will Still in and press ahead with the best of the young, hungry philosophy.
What do you mean everyone knows there are no replacements available ? Every manager plying his trade in Europe is available if the package is right. Of course properly run businesses, like Brighton for example, (how long did it take them to have Potter’s replacement in place) have something called a succession plan. Those of us who work in the real world know about succession plans, head hunters and everything else about ensuring the smooth running of a business. Unfoertunately such concepts appear alien to the board of West Ham.
This news is a bit like financial market news, they never talk it down despite bad projections.
Maybe it is also to send out the message to players that sack-causing on-pitch performances simply won’t work.
Just an alternative view of things?
I wonder if Mr Sullivan would like to retire, his judgement is definitely starting to fail.
How very depressing. Maybe this time next year we will be talking about Moyes being given time to turn things around in League One next season.