Vladimir Coufal has revealed his feelings in what it has been like playing under David Moyes this season, with the defender also eluding to a new club owner on the horizon.
The Hammers right-back has somewhat struggled for consistent playing time over the last year, with injuries hampering a solid run in the side under Moyes, although prior to a recent heel injury which he sustained a few weeks ago, the Czech was starting to rediscover his best form for West Ham.
As reported by The West Ham Way, Coufal has travelled with his national side this week, generating confidence that he is close to returning to full fitness and should be available for selection when we face Southampton in a huge must-win encounter next Sunday.
Whilst away with the Czech Republic, Coufal has given an interview to Sports CZ, and has not held back on his thoughts on the West Ham manager and intriguingly on the clubs ownership situation.
With West Ham significantly under performing the season domestically, David Moyes’ future as manager has been one of constant speculation, with many calling for a change. Coufal was asked to give his thoughts on the managers future at the club.
“I can’t say from my position, I don’t sit on the board,” said Coufal. “This is a question for our future owner Daniel Kretinsky.
“There were some reports from the media that we have to win, otherwise the coach is in danger. With Everton, with Nottingham or most recently with Aston Villa. But I read an interview where David Moyes said he had a great relationship with the board.”
Coufal was also asked to give his view on Moyes’ style of play, with that being a key factor for many associated with the club as to why the club have fallen way short in the Premier League this season.
“Pure pragmatist,” said the Irons right-back. “The end justifies the means. I have probably never seen such an orthodox pragmatist, when he has results at the expense of everything, maybe sometimes even the game. There is a lot of pressure on him and he is putting pressure on us as well.”
It was Coufals future that was also up in the air of late, with reports that various clubs were eager to speak to the Czech international – and the player has admitted that he was made aware he was on a list of players to be let go but Moyes then decided against it.
“I don’t know where a list came from,” added Coufal. “Nobody said anything like that to my face and I think manager David Moyes would.
“Right after the World Cup, he called me and said that I was important to him, that it was a mistake that I didn’t play a few matches. He held me and said that if I had planned to leave for somewhere, he wouldn’t let me go.”