According to trusted insider Claret and Hugh, the Hammers are not contemplating an exit for the former Everton boss, with the 59-year-old said to be ‘100 per cent safe’ in his role despite the recent string of disappointing results.
The report suggests that the east Londoners have no intention to move the experienced coach on at present – or in future – with GSB said to have faith in the veteran ace being able to turn it around in the coming months.
The Scotsman has been at the helm since December 2019 after replacing Manuel Pellegrini in the hot seat, having previously enjoyed a brief stint in charge as interim boss during the 2017/18 campaign following Slaven Bilic’s departure.
With the dreaded international break now upon us, it is typically a time when under-fire managers can find themselves resigned to the scrap heap, with the brief halt to proceedings allowing clubs the chance to secure a swift replacement.
West Ham’s London rivals Chelsea have already moved quickly to remove Thomas Tuchel from his post in recent weeks, with even a Champions League-winning coach not safe from the axe in this modern era of impatience and desperation.
The hope will be among Irons supporters, however, that GSB can keep their heads amid potential pressure to ditch Moyes, with it seemingly not the time to be making rash decisions having only recently backed the one-time Manchester United manager heavily over the summer.
Although the club will have expected much more after completing eight major deals in the recent window, the current teething problems may well be expected as the new arrivals all attempt to bed in.
There’s no hiding from what has been a dismal start to the season domestically – with five defeats from their opening seven games leaving the London Stadium outfit in the relegation zone – although Moyes’ men have enjoyed a perfect start to their Europa Conference League campaign.
It was only a few months ago that the Glasgow-born coach helped his side to secure European qualification for the second successive season after sealing a respectable seventh-place finish, having also reached the last four of the Europa League following a stunning continental surge.
To sack him now would seemingly be a grave mistake such has been the remarkable job that he has done over the past few years, with Moyes having surely earned the chance to put things right over the next month or so.
Equally, it would also make sense to wait until league action is halted by the start of the World Cup in mid-November, with that extended break perhaps the ideal chance for the club to take stock and consider his position, should performances not improve between now and then.