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.
I long for a week where we don't have to publish a 'club statement'…
— Michelle Smith ⚒ (@msmith85) February 6, 2018
Apart from he doesn’t have the full support from the board as they didn’t give him any money
— WHUFC (@IRONSSSS) February 6, 2018
So they will release a statement like this (which is a good thing), but they won’t make any comment regarding their awful transfer window
— mark speller (@supersonic_mark) February 6, 2018
— Simon B ⚒ (@donsimon78) February 6, 2018
Get the board out
— Jordan Burdall (@JordanBurdall6) February 6, 2018
Working closely together except for in the transfer window, when you are on your own Moyes. Yet more PR bull
— Kevin Marks (@kevstermarks) February 6, 2018
brighton looks like a nice club to support. i dont know what west ham is turning into. we are devolving
— 💬 (@_C_O_Y_I_) February 6, 2018
Just announce Benitez ffs
— AK (@Aar0nKiley) February 6, 2018