By Daniel Feliciano

5th Mar, 2023 | 6:56pm

David Moyes has lost the West Ham United fans, he must go before it's too late

David Moyes must be sacked as manager of West Ham United immediately if the club want to have a chance of avoiding relegation this season.

The Hammers sit just one point above the relegation zone currently, despite several false dawns in recent weeks, after a thumping 4-0 defeat to Brighton on Saturday afternoon (4 March).

That came just one week after a 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest, and then an unfortunate defeat to Manchester United in the FA Cup where we were largely the better team for large parts of the game.

But the return to Earth against Brighton is something fans won’t be shocked by, because it’s the level of performance they’ve become used to over the last 15 months.

The Europa League semi-final run last season papered over the cracks at times, but this season it’s been clear as day that Moyes is no longer up to it.

He can’t motivate the players, he can’t get us scoring goals regularly either. On top of that, he usually prides himself on being strong defensively, but we have got a horrendous defensive record too.

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He’s alienated players who clearly have something to offer such as Manuel Lanzini, he’s spent almost £200m on new players since last summer and we’ve gone backwards.

Reports say the club are not considering sacking him despite the most recent loss, but that’s the wrong decision.

Moyes has done a great job since he came in, and we thank him for that. But he’s undoing all that great work now and the club must act to get him gone before it gets any worse.

There are 13 games left this season, and an international break to come in a few weeks could be ideal. But that shouldn’t be wasted looking for a manager.

The club must pull the trigger on Moyes now, and use the next two weeks to find the right replacement for him and let him use the international break to implement his style of play and what he wants from the club to save us.

That way once we reach the summer we already know what’s happening. Keeping Moyes in now simply delays the inevitable. He has to go.