West Ham manager David Moyes has money in the bank but pressure is mounting after £150m transfer spree


West Ham United are relying on David Moyes to lift the club out of their current slump, with no plans to replace him during the World Cup break.

The Hammers suffered their fourth defeat in five Premier League games when they were beaten 2-0 by Leicester on Saturday. They are now 16th in the table, just one point above the relegation zone.

Moyes’ side have won just four league games all season, against newly promoted Fulham and Bournemouth, and against Aston Villa and Wolves when both clubs were in crisis, though they have excelled in Europe, winning a perfect six out of six. in the group stage of the Europa Conference League.

The poor start to the season stems from a £150m summer spending spree, but several of Moyes’ eight new signings have yet to make a significant impact and there have been increasing signs of dissent in recent home games, with the booed team. out after the loss to the Foxes.

As a result, Moyes is under pressure for the first time during his second spell at the club. The 59-year-old returned to London Stadium at the end of 2019 and lifted the Irons out of a relegation battle before two excellent campaigns that resulted in sixth and seventh-place finishes in the League, as well as last season’s run to Europa. . League semifinals.

For that reason, Moyes has credit in the bank and will be given time to right the ship before West Ham returns to action away from Arsenal on Boxing Day.

Only five Hammers players (Declan Rice, Lucas Paquetá, Thilo Kehrer, Alphonse Areola and Nayef Aguerd) are set to compete in the World Cup, and Moyes hopes to use the break to regroup after a rocky start to the season in August.


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