By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

20th Mar, 2023 | 7:10pm

Pundit: David Moyes could leave West Ham United even if club avoid relegation with fans 'on his case'

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David Moyes could leave West Ham at the end of the season regardless of if he avoids relegation because the fans are “right on his case”, says Frank McAvennie.

The Hammers are currently in the relegation zone in 18th place, one point adrift of safety but having played less games than the teams around them.

The performances this season have seen Moyes come under big pressure for his job with fans turning on him despite his Europa League heroics last season and his Europa Conference League showings in this campaign.

However while the club continue to insist that his job is safe, McAvennie was asked if the ex-Manchester United boss could in fact leave on his own accord in the summer with his time at the club coming to a natural end and he admitted it was a possibility.

“Yeah maybe, the fans are right on his case at the moment,” he told West Ham Zone.

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He’s not doing himself any favours by keep coming out talking about the European run. Forget about it.

“I think there were only 30,000 tickets sold for the Europa Conference League game, that wouldn’t have happened last year.

“So I think the fans are showing their unrest and when that happens something has got to give.

“I just don’t think the team is playing well enough. And with the players that we’ve got, I’m looking at it and it doesn’t make sense. The players we’ve got shouldn’t be anywhere near the position they’re in.

“Going forward we’ve got some of the best in the league. They’ve not been doing it, whether that’s coaching or they want to move, I don’t know, but they’ve not been doing it. So something has got to give.

“They’re not getting results week in week out, so I don’t know what’s going on. Whether it’s the manager, they’re not getting on with him, if there’s arguments, I was told there’s arguments in the dressing room and all that, so I don’t know.

“I was well happy last year with the run they were on and the European stuff and all that, but they were doing well in the league. Europe’s a bonus, it’s great, but I don’t want to go back to struggling against relegation every year. It’s not what was promised to the West Ham fans.

“Something has got to give, someone’s got to move on, something has to change.”