Declan Rice has seemingly inadvertently suggested that David Moyes will remain as West Ham United manager for next season.
The Scotsman was appointed by the East London outfit in November on a six-month contract, and the board are expected to review the situation once the season comes to an end.
There is a tense atmosphere surrounding the London Stadium at the moment following the unsavoury scenes that marred the club’s recent Premier League match.
During a 3-0 defeat to Burnley on home soil, a handful of pitch invasions occurred, with one man being grappled to the floor by club captain Mark Noble.
Co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan were the targets for abuse, and in response to the dramatic events, West Ham have vowed to take serious action against those involved.
Plenty of fans remain discontent over the current situation, with many accusing the club’s implementation of heightened security as a way to prioritise protection for the board rather than the supporters.
The playing squad spent last week in Miami at a warm-weather training camp, trying to focus on turning around the team’s fortunes on the pitch.
As it stands, West Ham are just two points above the relegation zone following three straight defeats.
There is uncertainty over the club’s league status, but there is also uncertainty over whether Moyes will be at the helm this season.
While speaking to the Hammers’ media team, Rice seemed to suggest that the Scotsman will remain by claiming that the players have had a taste of what pre-season will be like under the manager’s rule.
"Spending time together as a team has been important." pic.twitter.com/ciFtP0R4QD
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) March 18, 2018