Major David Moyes update emerges at London Stadium

West Ham United’s hierarchy are ‘publicly’ behind manager David Moyes, but ‘the pressure will tell’ if results don’t improve soon, journalist Dean Jones has told GiveMeSport.

The 59-year-old has enjoyed a very successful three-year spell at the London Stadium, yet the Hammers’ results and performances this season have called his future into question.

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Consecutive top-seven finishes in the Premier League standings over the last couple of campaigns have been an incredible achievement for Moyes.

And a run to the Europa League semi-finals last term further highlighted the impressive work the Scottish tactician has overseen in east London.

However, West Ham’s fairy-tale story under Moyes has come crashing back down to reality in the current campaign as they find themselves firmly embroiled in a relegation battle.

The capital club’s defeat to Brentford last time out left them hovering just above the bottom three, but there are reportedly no immediate plans to change the manager.

Jacob Steinberg of The Guardian claimed that Moyes ‘still has the support’ of the West Ham chiefs after they lost to the Bees and that there are ‘no plans to make a managerial change at the moment’.

What has Jones said about Moyes?

West Ham won all six of their UEFA Conference League group games but have been unable to translate that form into their domestic encounters.

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And although Jones has told GMS that the Irons are not actively sounding out potential replacements, Moyes ‘will end up losing his job’ if their fortunes do not improve.

He said: “Publicly, the club are very much behind Moyes. But of course, if this gets much worse, he will end up losing his job because the pressure will tell. I don’t think they are active in looking for replacements for him.”

Who could replace Moyes?

West Ham are a far more attractive proposition for elite managers now thanks to the work Moyes has done on the pitch and the investment the owners have put into the playing squad in recent years.

The likes of Lucas Paqueta, Gianluca Scamacca, and Nayef Aguerd all arrived in big-money deals over the summer, and they could help attract a top coach to the club.

A recent report from the Daily Mail has named Thomas Tuchel, Mauricio Pochettino, and Marcelo Bielsa as the three candidates currently on West Ham’s shortlist should they lose faith in Moyes.

All three have proven themselves to be capable of success in the Premier League and would surely excite the West Ham faithful should they be appointed.

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