West Ham manager David Moyes has received the backing of a former Hammer, as the Scot looks to continue a recent upturn in form and results.

Former Irons striker Jermain Defoe, who infamously left the club under a cloud following his acrimonious departure back in 2004 to join bitter rivals Spurs, believes that Moyes is the right man to lead the club out away from the bottom end of the table.

Defoe, who played under Moyes whilst he was a player at Sunderland, feels that the Scot deserves a lot of credit for what he has delivered to date and can still deliver further success in East London.

When asked if Moyes is the right man to turn around a so far difficult campaign for West Ham, Defoe stated that he is and a bad run shouldn’t change the feeling regarding the Scots capabilities.

“I’m not going to sit here and be like ‘no’ because why would I? I wouldn’t do that,” Defoe told Football London.

“If we’re being honest, we were raving about Moyes and the job he has done there; so you don’t just become a bad manager overnight. You don’t just become a bad coach because not too long ago, in terms of signings it was ‘Moyesy, what do you want?'”

Moyes has seen a recent resurgence in his side since the turn of 2023, with our Hammers recording only one defeat in the six games played this year so far – generating a belief that the Hammers boss could well be getting West Ham firing once again to start climbing the table and away from the dreaded relegation zone.

West Ham face Chelsea at home next in the league on Saturday, and with confidence levels rising, there is certainly a growing belief that Moyes’ side could gain more much needed points to ease the pressure further on Moyes.