Moyes Job Not In Danger Despite 5-0 Dumping By Fulham

Femi Onasanya By Femi Onasanya - Sports Reporter
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Despite West Ham’s 5-0 loss to Fulham on Sunday, David Moyes is still in his position. As the team enters a crucial stretch of the season, the club is confident Moyes can inspire improvement and is not in a rush to make a managerial change.

There is less hope that Moyes will remain in his position when the new season gets underway. Only a successful conclusion to this season will persuade West Ham to extend their offer to the Scot, whose contract expires in the summer of next year.

West Ham’s support for Moyes during the January transfer window is in doubt due to the long-term uncertainty, despite the fact that Michail Antonio’s knee injury has made the team’s front line shallow. Hugo Ekitiké of Paris Saint-Germain and Dominic Solanke of Bournemouth were previously considered offensive reinforcements.

The technical director, Tim Steidten, will be involved in assembling a group of possible successors to Moyes. When Steidten was brought on last summer, there were rumours that he and the former Manchester United manager disagreed on transfer policy. After selling their captain, Declan Rice, to Arsenal for £105 million, West Ham acquired James Ward-Prowse, Mohammed Kudus, Edson Álvarez, and Konstantinos Mavrapanos.

However, it has been acknowledged that West Ham have had a respectable start. They are currently ninth in the Premier League, will advance through their Europa League group if they draw with Freiburg at home on Thursday, and will play Liverpool in the Carabao Cup quarterfinals the following week. This indicates that Moyes is still respected, particularly given his role in West Ham’s 2017 Europa Conference League victory.

For some time now, there have also been concerns about Moyes’s managerial style. Throughout the previous season, he was on the verge of being fired multiple times, and his practical strategies have drawn criticism. Some fans have complained about the football, and others have voiced doubts from within the locker room. West Ham is not under any pressure to make a change because of the stability that Moyes has given them.

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