David Moyes has spoken of his desire to stay at West Ham and turn around a disastrous season for the club, with the Scots future now very much in doubt.
Our Hammers are sitting in the relegation zone following yet another poor performance this campaign, this time at the hand of Wolves, who defeated Moyes side 1-0 with West Ham barely threatening.
A summer outlay of around £180m saw the likes of Lucas Paqueta and Gianluca Scamacca arrive in East London, giving hope that Moyes’ side would be pushing for a top 6 finish – but the polar opposite has occured with the club simply failing in all departments to bring about a not-expected battle to remain in the Premier League.
West Ham have accumulated just 15 points from 19 matches so far, bringing about a very real fear that Championship football is awaiting next season unless things drastically change. It appears now that support for Moyes is waning, from all departments including the board, with the manager now on very thin ice.
Moyes though is desperate to remain at the club and has spoken of his desire to continue his long term plan and vision to make West Ham a force in English football, although whether he’ll be granted more time remains to be seen.
Speaking on The Diary of a CEO Podcast, Moyes confessed that he well aware that his job is under threat, whilst admitting that there is talent in the squad but so far it just isn’t working.
“We have been in Europe and finished sixth and seventh in the league,” said the Hammers manager. “So I can understand the disappointment and frustration that they can’t quite understand why it is like this.
“Normally the ones who stick with it tend to get the best results but I am not stupid. In this industry, you have to win games. I am not winning enough games.
“I want to build a new West Ham, what does that mean? A lot of supporters might not like the sound of that. West Ham have moved to a new stadium, it’s not been appreciated by everybody, so we need to make the most we possibly can of it.
“You need exciting players so that young kids want to buy a jersey so that they’re not following the top two or three teams in the country. I’ve tried to change the team but deep down I’d really like to say I’m trying to make West Ham better.”
Despite his vision for a brighter future, the boss admits that he is now living in hope whether he’ll be given more time to turn around a dire situation, with many fans now calling on the club to pull the trigger now to give more hope of survival this season.
“There’s so much room for improvement at West Ham, I think it’s got great potential to improve, and I hope that I get the opportunity to keep it going.”