David Moyes has West Ham backing

West Ham United haven’t lived up to the highs of last season so far during the current campaign, with David Moyes’ side struggling in the Premier League, winning just four times in 15 matches.

Their European form has been somewhat more exciting, with the club recording six straight wins to top their Europa Conference League group and ensure they have continental football to look forward to after the break.

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What’s the word?

Despite the Jekyll and Hyde form, any notion of Moyes losing his job should be dispelled.

Indeed, Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth recently spoke to GIVEMESPORT claiming the 59-year-old still has the full backing of GSB: “As far as I’m aware, in a word, yes. I think he does. I think he’s built up enough credit in the bank.

“And what happened to him the first time as well, there’s probably a feeling that, you know, David Moyes is owed that time because of what happened.”

GSB have got it spot on

This is, of course, Moyes’ second stint in charge of the Hammers. He took charge back in 2017 when the club were in relegation trouble and he led them to a solid 13th-place finish, but his contract was not renewed and he left at the end of the season.

Arriving back in London in December 2019, he has taken the club to new levels during his second spell. His first two full campaigns saw the club secure sixth and seventh-placed finishes in the Premier League.

The Europa League semi-final run last season has arguably been the highlight, however, with the club coming so close to reaching just their third European final, defeated by eventual winners Eintracht Frankfurt in the last four.

It’s been a great journey so far and with that in mind, it looks like GSB are making the correct choice in backing Moyes. The Irons may be in a rut but he deserves time to sort things out with relegation still quite an unlikely proposition.

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The World Cup break will give him a chance to reassess his squad and spend some more preparation time before a crucial second half of the campaign begins.

A trip to table-toppers Arsenal on Boxing Day is the first match back for West Ham and Moyes will be hoping to spring a surprise by sealing an important victory.