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SAMI MOKBEL: Moyes has the backing of West Ham chairman Sullivan

SAMI MOKBEL: David Moyes’ future as West Ham boss rests on crucial games against Wolves and Everton, with manager entering critical fortnight as he bids to save job

  • West Ham boss David Moyes is approaching a crucial two weeks period  
  • They’ll face Brentford in the cup before league games with Wolves and Everton 
  • Moyes is said to have the backing of club chairman David Sullivan despite form 
  • The Hammers are without a win since returning to action after the World Cup

West Ham boss David Moyes’ is entering a crucial two week period that is set to decide his future.

There remains uncertainty over the Scot’s position at the London Stadium, though the manager is said to have the immediate backing of chairman David Sullivan.

The Hammers face Brentford in the FA Cup this weekend where victory would provide the team with their first domestic victory in nine games.

David Moyes is approaching a crucial two week period regarding his future at West Ham

Moyes is said to have the backing of West Ham owner David Sullivan (L) despite their poor form

However, there is an understanding that the FA Cup is not a top priority for the club this season given their relegation concerns.

But their next two Premier League matches, against Wolves and Everton, are gearing up to be pivotal in determining what direction the east London club proceed.

The Hammers haven’t won a top-flight game since October – a run of six matches.

The poor sequence leaves the club in 17th, only out of the relegation zone on goal difference; an alarming slide that is obvious concern to members of the board.

West Ham have stuck by Moyes despite their worrying form, but it is understood doubts have grown gradually during what has been a largely disappointing campaign.

The Hammers are yet to win a game since returning to action after the World Cup break

Moyes is under increasing pressure after spending big on signings during the summer 

Sullivan remains hopeful that Moyes can lead the team out of their slump and towards a more successful second half of the season.

Nevertheless, there is also a sense that the hierarchy will have a tough decision to make if the team do not show signs of improvement soon.

If the club are forced into a change, the club will prioritise a manager with a proven track record in English football.

However, their is an awareness that the club’s relegation battle and financial constraints is likely to limit hopes of attracting a top tier coach.

The Hammers will hope to turn their fortunes around in their FA Cup tie against Brentford

The recent appointment of former club captain Mark Noble as sporting director provides another intriguing dynamic with regards to Moyes’ future.

Noble only started in his new role at the London Stadium on Monday and the prospect of dismissing a manager he was playing under only last season as one of his first acts would provide the Hammers hero with a huge dilemma.

For now, the club hope Moyes can trigger an immediate improvement in results, but further disappointing results and the board are ready to act.




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