West Ham vice-Chairman Karren Brady has spoken out on what has been a poor season to date whilst giving her backing to manager David Moyes.
There is no hiding from the fact that West Ham have endured a disastrous campaign so far, with the expectation being that the club would push on after a huge summer spend which saw the arrivals of the likes of Lucas Paqueta and Gianluca Scamacca.
However, from the off West Ham have simply under performed, which now sees the club firmly in the grip of a full-scale relegation battle, many of whom would never have envisioned.
The recent mauling at the hands of Brighton last weekend has prompted many to again call for the sacking of the manager Moyes, with the general consensus being the club play too negative and show too much respect to the opposition.
Moyes however remains at the helm, and appears to have the full backing of the board still – although Brady has admitted that performances have fallen way below expectation.
“It’s been a disappointing season,” admitted the vice-Chairman. “After two great seasons and the success we had in Europe, things haven’t gone the way we wanted.
“We spent an extraordinarily large amount of money in the summer. Undoubtedly, it takes people time to settle in and create a new way of playing with such a lot of new players.”
Despite the clear frustration from the clubs hierarchy, Brady also insisted that Moyes retains the full support of the board, who believe in loyalty rather than adopting a process of chopping and changinfg managers.
“As owners, if you look at our track record in the past 30 years, we’re not hire-and-fire types, we like to give people our support,” added Brady, as reported by the BBC.
“We believe David Moyes is as enthusiastic, as driven and as passionate for the football club as we are and the supporters are.
“Hopefully things will turn. Hopefully things will keep on improving.”