By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

7th Apr, 2023 | 6:10pm

We’re delighted to welcome former West Ham United striker Frank McAvennie as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at the London Stadium

Frank McAvennie believes that “something’s got to change” at West Ham and says it will “probably be the manager” after their 5-1 loss to Newcastle.

The Hammers were thumped at the London Stadium by the Magpies and are only outside of the relegation zone on goal difference, with Moyes in a position where he must not lose to Fulham (8 April) to keep his job.

But McAvennie believes something has to change now after that “embarrassing” showing on Wednesday (5 April), and admits it will most likely be the manager.

“That was embarrassing last night,” he told West Ham Zone. “The defending was schoolboy. He miskicked it and put it in the middle of the two defenders.

I’m thinking why aren’t they talking to each other and telling them that he’s running in behind him or whatever. I know they’re different nationalities now or whatever but just shout. You know your teammates. He’d turn around and see him coming.

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“Terrible. Something’s got to change and it’s probably the manager, but the club cannot go down. The stadium would be a ghost town if that happened.

Four of their goals could’ve been sorted. One of them the boy doesn’t look over his shoulder and gives a stupid corner away. Then the two blatant ones. It’s embarrassing. It’s basics.”