Pundit shares David Moyes sack verdict at West Ham United, blasts assistant coach

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Frank McAvennie has blasted assistant coach Mark Warburton as not good enough, but says David Moyes has enough credit at West Ham to turn their fortunes around.

The Hammers have struggled badly this season, losing nine of 15 Premier League games and sitting just one point above the relegation zone during this World Cup break.

Stuart Pearce left in the summer and Warburton joined the coaching staff, and McAvennie feels that could have had an impact on performances. But despite growing pressure on Moyes’ job, he feels he has enough credit in the bank to be able to turn it around before he gets sacked.

“I think David has got enough credit in the bank with what he’s done,” he told West Ham Zone.

“He’s got them into Europe the last three seasons, they’re still in Europe albeit it’s the Conference League.

“The fans love a wee trip abroad. It’s one of them situations that you just, I think he’s got enough credit there.

“I think maybe he brought in too many players. The defence has been a bit shaky and that’s not normal. Since Warburton has come in and Stuart Pearce has gone out. I don’t think Warburton is a defensive coach, Pearce would have sorted the defence out.

“It’s one of them. It is what it is. Warburton is a good coach, but not a good manager. Everyone wants to be their own boss but there is a lot of weight on your shoulders when you’re the manager. At any club.

“I think David’s got enough credit in the bank to see this out, but they’ve got to start well when they start back in December.”