Sky Sports reporter discusses whether West Ham will refrain from 'harsh' David Moyes sacking
Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has opened up on why he thinks West Ham will keep faith with David Moyes, even after a poor start to the season.
After finishing as high as seventh last season, West Ham currently find themselves in the relegation zone in the Premier League after a poor start to the campaign.
Just one win in seven has piled pressure onto Moyes to turn things around, but Sheth has backed the Scotsman to rediscover his side’s form in east London.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Sheth said: “Coming off the back of two seasons under David Moyes where they’ve been challenging in parts of those two seasons, not only just for a top-six finish but to finish in the Champions League places, which is unheard of at West Ham United.
“To then say, ‘No, it’s not working. David, thank you, but no thank you’, I think that would be quite harsh and I don’t think that would be West Ham United’s thinking just now.”
Time to turn it around
The pressure is most definitely on Moyes to turn the results around this season, but Sheth is right – he deserves extra time after his success in previous seasons.
Since joining West Ham for his second stint at the club, Moyes’ project at the London Stadium has been clear. Up until this season, they were progressing at a superb rate, and were posing a serious threat to the ‘Big Six’.
For whatever reason, whether it be fitness or just lack of form, many of Moyes’ trusted players in the dressing room have let him down this season, and new signings are yet to settle.
Moyes’ plan was always to introduce the likes of Gianluca Scamacca and Lucas Paqueta into the side slowly, but his team’s poor form means changes were called for quickly by disgruntled fans.
Having now had a few months to settle in, it’s time Moyes unleashes his new signings for good in the Premier League. The club invested heavily but well in the summer, and it’s time for them to reward Moyes’ patience in them.
With Wolves, Anderlecht and Fulham up next after the international break, it’s a good run of fixtures for West Ham to build some confidence and momentum.