Confidant shares message from board about their stance on Moyes’ future

A close confidant of the Hammers hierarchy has shared a message from the West Ham board about their stance on David Moyes’ future.

And it is certain to infuriate a growing section of West Ham fans.

Yesterday we reported claims from a national newspaper journalist that West Ham have been making plans for life after David Moyes.

Speculation over his future has been rife amidst a winless 2024 so far.

The Scot’s West Ham contract expires at the end of the season.

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Confidant shares message from board about stance on Moyes

But with his Hammers side without a win in eight games, it has made it almost impossible to extend.

Especially given the growing unrest among some supporters who unfurled banners and held up signs saying ‘Moyes Out’ after the latest defeat.

That followed a mass walkout at half-time during the 6-0 drubbing to Arsenal – West Ham’s biggest home league defeat for 61 years.

A source close to Moyes had claimed he is still on course to sign a new deal despite the speculation.

Well it seems he may well be right.

Because a confidant has shared a message from the West Ham board about their stance on Moyes’ future.

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‘Better the devil you know…’

And it is very much ‘better the devil you know’.

Sean Whetstone says the Hammers hierarchy are concerned at the current situation. But they very much want to stick with Moyes.

“Although West Ham’s board are deeply worried about recent form there is a hope that the manager can still turn things around,” Whetstone said.

“But he needs make improvements quickly to regain confidence.

“There is a general feeling that it is “better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.”

For those who want the manager to stay that will be great news.

But those who want change will see it as unambitious.

There had been claimed that West Ham have ‘started process of sounding out candidates to replace Moyes’.

That shortlist is said to be Julen Lopetegui, Steve Cooper, Graham Potter and Thomas Tuchel.

But on the basis of the message from the owners via Whetstone, that seems wide of the mark.

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