West Ham United manager David Moyes feels as though he has enough credit ‘in the bank’ to avoid the sack at this moment in time, according to journalist Dean Jones.
The Scottish tactician has come under pressure in recent weeks following the Hammers’ slow start to the season, but his previous exploits have eased any tensions for now.
What is the latest news involving Moyes?
West Ham entered the mid-season pause for the upcoming World Cup sitting in 16th position in the Premier League standings, just one point above the relegation zone.
And three consecutive defeats in the top-flight alongside a third-round penalty shootout loss at home to Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers in the Carabao Cup in recent weeks have really highlighted their struggles.
However, West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has sent an eight-word message about the future of Moyes, and it appears as though a change of boss is not in the offing just yet.
“We one hundred per cent support the manager,” Sullivan told Hammers News regarding question marks over the 59-year-old’s future.
90min have since claimed that Moyes has been informed that his job in the West Ham dugout in ‘safe for now’, although he will surely need to turn their fortunes around sooner rather than later.
What has Jones said about Moyes?
In an interview with GiveMeSport, he said: “He feels like he’s got enough in the bank that it means he deserves time to see this difficult period through.
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“I think that we’ve seen that he’s struggled a little bit to merge the players that they bought in the summer into a team that had been so successful last season, that’s always going to be a difficulty for a club like West Ham to raise the bar even further from where they’ve managed to push it.
“But David Moyes is obviously a man that’s got a lot of self-belief, and he doesn’t like people to criticise his own capabilities.”
Does Moyes deserve more time?
Moyes has done an excellent job in his second stint in charge of the east London outfit, guiding them to consecutive top-seven finishes in the Premier League.
The former Manchester United and Everton chief also reached the Europa League semi-finals last term, meaning he has every right to feel as though he deserves more time to get back to winning ways.
Nevertheless, West Ham did splash out around £160 million on new transfers over the summer, bringing in the likes of Lucas Paqueta and Gianluca Scamacca.
West Ham supporters and the club’s hierarchy are within their right to demand better results, therefore, but Moyes should be given a little while longer to prove he is capable of getting the best out of his squad once more.
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