West Ham United issue statement about Moyes future, fans react

In the modern game, managers can never feel that their jobs are safe due to the constant merry-go-round.

David Moyes was appointed as Slaven Bilic’s successor at West Ham United in November, signing a deal until the end of the season.

The Scotsman did not head to the London Stadium with the best pedigree due to his failed spells in charge of Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland.

Since taking over, though, Moyes managed to win over some supporters thanks to a six-game unbeaten run in the Premier League across December and January.

In recent weeks, though, results have not gone to plan and now the team are on a four-game winless run in all competitions.

A report in The Telegraph claimed that the Hammers are already looking for replacements and will dismiss Moyes regardless of whether or not they retain their top-flight status.

The East London outfit have decided to respond to these claims by releasing a statement insisting that no decision has been made on the manager’s long-term future.

“The club would like to place on record that it categorically refutes the claims made by the Daily Telegraph regarding manager David Moyes.

“There is absolutely no truth whatsoever to this story. As previously stated on a number of occasions, the club and David Moyes agreed a deal until the end of the 2017/18 season, at which point both parties will sit down and discuss the future.

“Until then, the Board and David Moyes will continue to work closely together with the Manager having full responsibility of footballing matters and the full support of the Board. Everyone’s sole focus is on trying to achieve results for West Ham United.”

Fans have since tweeted their thoughts on the situation.