By Anthony Onifade

15th Jan, 2023 | 11:10am

ExWHUemployee shares if David Moyes will be in charge for West Ham United v Everton as board meeting on the cards

It is expected that David Moyes will remain in charge of West Ham for their crucial Premier League clash with Everton next weekend, but it appears the board’s patience is “running very thin”, according to ExWHUEmployee.

The Hammers suffered their third defeat in four Premier League games against fellow strugglers Wolverhampton Wanderers [14 January], a result which leaves the club languishing in the relegation places with 15 points from 19 games.

And Moyes continues to face increasing pressure following their latest result, with many fans calling for him to be sacked following their 12th defeat of the campaign.

However, according to reliable source ExWHUemployee, the former Manchester United boss should be in charge against the Toffees next weekend, and a board meeting could happen on Sunday [15 January].

Writing on his Patreon [15 January] page, he said: “Rumours that a board meeting took place have been described as ‘news to me’ by a well placed source that I messaged earlier,” Ex reported following the damaging defeat. “I have also messaged a couple of the playing staff who are also unaware of anything.

“Of course a meeting could happen on Sunday but so far there appears to be no plans. It is expected that the Everton game will still see David Moyes in charge despite another poor performance at Wolves. If we hear anything different we will let you know.”

Ex added: “At this point there is no indication that he is going to be sacked yet and certain sources are remaining suspiciously quiet however I get the impression that the board’s stance on backing the manager is certainly starting to weaken, as it really should be.”

Mounting pressure

The Hammers have been dreadful all season so far, and it’s only right that Moyes is under mounting pressure to turn things around at the London Stadium.

With such a talented squad at his disposal, it is truly hard to believe where the club currently sits in the Premier League standings. It all goes to show that Moyes and his squad are certainly underachieving, and he can’t give the excuse that he hasn’t been backed.

Signing established stars such as Lucas Paqueta, Gianluca Scamcca and Maxwel Cornet – although the latter has been injured much of the season – can only mean major improvement from last season.

It simply hasn’t happened and now the club could face the ignominy of a needless relegation battle with half of the campaign gone.

Next weekend’s clash against fellow strugglers Everton is absolutely pivotal for the club, but most of all for Moyes. Ex’s comments suggest that the Hammers board could well be losing faith in Moyes to steer the ship in the right direction again.