By George Overhill

29th Jan, 2023 | 7:40pm

West Ham United heap pressure on David Moyes after rejecting chance to replace him with Sean Dyche

David Moyes was told “time is running out for him” at West Ham this weekend as he was put under the heaviest pressure yet, according to Claret & Hugh.

The Hammers boss got a reprieve following the 2-0 victory over Everton last weekend (21 January), which saw opposite number Frank Lampard sacked.

But with the Irons having “rejected” the chance to appoint the now-incoming Toffees manager Sean Dyche, Moyes received a categorical message on Saturday night (28 January) that he is on the hot seat.

Claret & Hugh’s top insider source at the London Stadium has now said: “What we don’t have is time! We need results now and the manager is very well [aware] of the thinking from those inside the club.”

Pressure still on

Three points is a good way to distract from an emergency situation, and the win a week ago was very much needed.

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But amid the fallout from the game all landing on the Everton side of things, the situation at West Ham has slightly gone under the radar.

Despite that win, delivered by a Jarrod Bowen double, the Irons are still just a point outside the relegation zone, and with every team below within three points it would only take one terrible weekend to see the team bottom of the table.

Following Monday’s FA Cup tie (30 January), Moyes now faces a daunting three-game Premier League run that could dump him and the club right back in the mire.

Newcastle, Chelsea and Tottenham really need to lead to points otherwise the Scot is going to be at major risk of following Lampard out of his job, and with the Goodison role now filled he won’t be able to head back there.

Last season West Ham were no stranger to upsetting the so-called big sides in the division, but things have changed for the worse this term so there is a fear that it could be zero from nine, especially amid the latest injury crisis in attack.

Winning at Derby off the back of the Everton win is a completely different challenge but would at least boost some confident with the beginnings of a winning streak.