West Ham’s stance on sacking David Moyes as David Sullivan sets personal timeline | Football | Sport
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West Ham’s stance on sacking David Moyes as David Sullivan sets personal timeline | Football | Sport

West Ham United are prepared to take their time in weighing up David Moyes' future as owner David Sullivan ponders over sacking the under-fire manager. Moyes is facing a fight to save his job after a heavy 5-1 defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday left fans calling for him to go, as the club face a battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League this season.

The club were forced to clarify that Moyes would be taking training as usual on Monday, amid reports the Hammers were considering bringing the curtain down on his three-and-a-half-year reign after their dismal display.

But according to The Telegraph, Sullivan is unwilling to make a decision on Moyes' future before the weekend, with West Ham facing a difficult London derby clash against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

West Ham are currently 15th and are only outside of the drop zone by the way of goal difference, having won just 27 points from 28 games this season, although they have a game in hand on teams below them.

Boos and jeers rang out from the stands after West Ham's heaviest home defeat since a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester United back in August 2019. Before that, they had gone five games unbeaten at the London Stadium, and Moyes accepts there will be some supporters urging him to leave after their latest result.

“As a manager you always have to sit here and front up the questions,” he told reporters. "I’m a big boy and I’ve left jobs at other times in the past and if that happens here, I’ll have to go. But I really like my job here, I like the people I work for and I’ve enjoyed my time here. I hope there are a couple of big days ahead here in the not-too-distant future.”

Moyes, who has been in charge since December 2019, is one of the longest-serving managers in the Premier League and guided the club to a Europa League semi-final last season before losing to eventual winners Eintracht Frankfurt.

The Scot has another chance of bringing European success to the club, albeit in a different manner, as the east London outfit are well within in a chance of winning the Conference League having reached the quarter-finals and won all eight matches in the competition so far.

A positive for the former Manchester United boss is that he has retained the full backing of captain Declan Rice, who dismissed any notion of a dressing room revolt against the 59-year-old.

“I love working with the manager,” said Rice. “So do the Players. How he is as a person, a man, he's great for us. The fans are voicing their opinion but that's football.

"It's tough, we have to block out the noise and keep the positivity. It hasn't felt like that in the dressing room, sensing the negativity. There's no way that's happening with this bunch of lads."

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