By Sam Stone

17th Nov, 2022 | 9:40am

GSBK to look into whether David Moyes deserves West Ham United transfer budget for January

West Ham United’s board will be assessing whether to give David Moyes a sizeable January transfer kitty says Claret and Hugh.

Moyes is coming under increasing pressure after three straight Premier League defeats with his side teetering on the edge of the relegation zone.

The Scot has seemingly held onto his job for the time being, with the World Cup break saving the 59-year-old from further ridicule from the West Ham fans.

Claret and Hugh suggest (16 November) that the board will be looking at whether to back the West Ham boss after the club spent nearly £200million in the summer window.

Big call

It’s a big call for the West Ham board to make with the Scot coming under increasing pressure at the London Stadium. Considering the position the Hammers are in, more investment could be required to drag the Irons away from the relegation zone. However, it could well be an expensive gamble to back Moyes again if it doesn’t pay off.

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If the board aren’t going to back Moyes in January, then they may as well begin the search for a new manager now. If Moyes is the right man long-term for the Hammers, then they must ensure they support him in the transfer windows, it’s as simple as that.

This group of players are clearly massively underperforming as well, so there should be hope they will be able to turn it around when the Premier League restarts at the end of December. It’s hard to believe, but there is £200million worth of quality in this squad somewhere.

For the moment, the board are standing by Moyes and if they continue to do so, they must give him some sort of support in the transfer market.