West Ham United: Ferdinand offers David Moyes sack verdict live on talkSPORT
Anton Ferdinand has offered his verdict on whether David Moyes should be sacked by West Ham United, suggesting the Scotsman should remain at the London Stadium.
Pressure has begun to mount on the 60-year-old in recent weeks given the Hammers’ poor form in the Premier League, but a win over Nottingham Forest before the international break seems to have given Moyes some security.
Some sections of the fanbase still believe that the Irons need a change of manager, however, Ferdinand thinks that the West Ham boss should be allowed to depart on his own terms, given his previous achievements in East London.
Speaking on talkSPORT (15 November, 16:40) he said: “I don’t but this is what football is now. No matter how successful you’ve been, people are ready to jump down your throat and say you need to be outed if you lose a few games.
“In terms of us as West Ham United and the manager David Moyes, I think he’s earned the right being one of only three managers to bring a trophy to West Ham, he’s earned the right to see this season out and see where it goes.
“The fact that he’s brought a trophy to the football club, he deserves to bow out on his terms.”
See where it goes
It may not be the answer some sections of the West Ham fanbase were hoping for, but Ferdinand’s view of seeing how the season plays out and then making a decision seems to completely align with the plan of those in charge at the London Stadium.
Moyes deserves plenty of credit for the success that he’s brought to East London during his tenure and it is surprising to see so many fans calling for his head after he lifted the Europa Conference League last season and is once again impressing in the Europa League this year.
The Scotsman is arguably the best manager that the Hammers have had in the modern era and is now suffering from his success as supporters begin to expect even more from him. After all, he has made the Irons competitive on all fronts this season.
West Ham sit in the top half of the Premier League, look set to reach the knockout stages of a European competition for a third consecutive season and are in the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup. That record is by no means deserving of being sacked.
Hopefully, the Hammers board follow Ferdinand’s advice and stick by the Scotsman and then all parties can reach a decision closer to the end of the season.
In other West Ham news, Sam Allardyce has offered his sympathy to Moyes after the Irons’ clash with Nottingham Forest