By Joe Ellis

21st Sep, 2022 | 2:13pm

David Moyes complicit in West Ham United struggles - Simon Jordan

West Ham United currently sit in the relegation zone of the Premier League but Simon Jordan has backed them to turn things around.

The Irons most recently were beaten 1-0 away at Everton in a truncated affair and the talkSPORT pundit was highly critical of them and manager David Moyes for that defeat.

But Jordan acknowledged that it is not all on the manager’s shoulders despite his own belief that managers need to be judged in the present and not the past.

“I think that there was always a conventional wisdom that suggested that West Ham, having achieved the heights of the past two seasons, might find themselves in a little bit of a dip off in form,” Jordan said.

“Obviously, David Moyes was a little critical of his team over the weekend in their performance against Everton and you would have expected them to get something out of that game because Everton are not a good side.

“Despite the fact that I believe managers should be judged in the here and now, and you have to look at what they have done for you lately rather than what they have done in the past, you have to get a balance.

“If I were to suggest that David Moyes is under any kind of pressure, that would be foolish. They’ve got to get themselves together because they are not hitting their straps and David Moyes is complicit in that as much as any of the players but do I think West Ham will right their ship? Of course, I do.”

Relax

All the noise about Moyes’ job being under threat is just nonsense and some people need to take a big step backwards to look at the reality of the situation.

It was always going to be difficult to top last season with a European semi-final and finishing seventh in the Premier League and a drop in results were always likely.

But it has only been seven games, there are another 31 for West Ham to start building their points tally and this current league table will look entirely different to May’s.

Moyes has the experience to turn things around at the London Stadoum after the difficult start the Hammers have endured and his stature in the dressing room is unmoveable right now.

There are no positive outcomes that could come from sacking the boss right now and finding somebody for the short-term benefit of a few decent results over the long-term gain of club growth.