Support for Moyes

By Hughie Southon

West Ham star Jarrod Bowen has spoken out on behalf of David Moyes amid the views from many fans that it is time for the manager’s exit.

It is of course par for the course that players will back a manager publicly but Bowen is an honest dealer and can probably be believed having admitted his own form shortcomings in a recent interview.

Declan Rice as skipper has also supported Moyes in the past whilst form and social media noise has often been saying the opposite. That is to be expected also of course.

Victory over Everton eased the pressure on the Scot but there’s a very tough run of games coming up following Saturday’s Fourth Round FA Cup tie and it remains very much to be seen where the manager stands at the end of those should we still be struggling close to the bottom of the table.

“That’s the best way to be,” Bowen told The Evening Standard when it was put to him that Moyes had remained calm amid all the speculation over his future.

“We know the pressure there is. The manager’s an experienced man, he’s been in the game long enough, he knows what’s at stake and how much pressure footballers are under anyway, so he doesn’t want to add to it.

“But we know, as players, it’s not been good enough. We haven’t been happy with the way we’ve performed.

“We know as players, we’re not stupid, we’re not daft. As players we’ve got ourselves in that position so it’s on us to get ourselves out of it.”


About Hugh5outhon1895

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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

3 comments on “Support for Moyes

  1. We all know the reason for this. He is basically thanking Moyes for picking him for every game even he knows he should been dropped. This is not support for the Moyes. Moyes should have dropped him and give tiger more in form players a chance. No he kept picking despite offering nothing on the pitch and as a result we end up dropping points and hence we are now in a relegation right. Moyes is the cause of poor squad morale and team performances.

  2. He’s thankful to Moyes for sticking by him and showing faith in him and he repaid Moyes by scoring two goals against Everton, winning us the game and saving Moyes from the sack probably. We now have a Bowen who is full of confidence and will run though walls for his manager instead of a Bowen who is depressed and low on confidence sulking on the bench. That’s great management from Moyes.

  3. @Clive Great management from Moyes? Leave it out!

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