By Saikat Mandal

12th Nov, 2022 | 11:10am

West Ham United: Managers would love chance to replace David Moyes if sacked

West Ham manager David Moyes is under “huge” pressure at the moment to keep his job, according to journalist Dean Jones.

The former Bleacher Report journalist told Give Me Sport that the West Ham managerial post is one of the most sought-after jobs in management, and there will be other managers who would love to have a shot if Moyes is sacked.

The fans have vented their frustrations in recent games, and there will be further disharmony if the results do not go in their favour on Saturday.

“I think the thing that Moyes has struggled with is getting the most out of players like Paqueta and Scamacca,” said Jones to Give Me Sport.

“Those attacking signings were supposed to help him, but it doesn’t seem to have really helped him.

“If anything, Moyes is probably under more pressure now than he has been for any period during his time at West Ham. The fans are certainly getting a bit restless.

“The other way to look at this is that this would be one of the most sought-after jobs in management. Given what we’ve seen Moyes achieve in the past couple of years, the fanbase and stadium, there will be other managers out there that would love a go at this job.

“I can see why the temptation will be there, but I think he just really has to have a good result this weekend because if this result goes against him, I do think there’ll be a lot of disharmony.”

Big match

There can be no doubt that Moyes is under a lot of pressure at the moment. 

The recent results have been very poor, and the Hammers find themselves 15th in the league table at the moment. 

Given the quality of the players they have, the Hammers should not be in this position. Clearly, it shows that Moyes is struggling to get the best out of his players. 

It’s too hard to say that Moyes will get the sack if the Hammers lose this game. Moyes has done an incredible job at the club, and he deserves a chance to turn it around. 

The away form has been horrendous, to say the least, but what has been bothering everyone is that the Hammers are struggling at home as well after they lost 2-1 against Crystal Palace in their previous league game.

The World Cup break will provide him with the opportunity to reflect on his mistakes, and the break could actually help the club regain some kind of form.