By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

12th May, 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 is furious with David Moyes for West Ham United’s performances in the Premier League this season despite having one foot in the Europa Conference League final.

The Hammers claimed a win in the first leg of their semi-final on Thursday (11 May) but are still battling relegation from the Premier League although they are on the verge of safety.

But former striker McAvennie is baffled that the team has played so poorly in the domestic league while shining in Europe, and says the season has been “awful”.

“The league is the bread and butter. How can you win a European trophy and play the way you’ve been playing in the Premier League? It just doesn’t make sense,” he told West Ham Zone.

“It doesn’t make sense to me and I’m thinking you go and play that and they look as if they’re enjoying it and playing great football. Then you see them on the Sunday and they look [awful].

“The fans are not going to want David next year, they’re not. They’ve seen enough and had enough.

“Winning a European trophy can sway that and David knows it’s about the results. They’ve not had them, they’ve not been anywhere near good enough.

“Because I like him I’m being careful with what I’m saying. This year has been awful, a lot of it.”

Reports have suggested that Moyes will leave the club at the end of the season despite having another year on his contract, although some claims have been made that winning the Europa Conference League could save him his job.