West Ham have been backed to avoid relegation from the Premier League this season by a pundit who thinks sticking with David Moyes is the key.

Our Hammers have been drawn into a full scale battle to avoid the drop, with only a mere 4 points separating the below 9 clubs, which is setting up one of the tightest battles in the leagues history to avoid playing in the Championship next season.

The fact West Ham are in the position has understandably lead to enormous amounts of pressure on both the manager David Moyes and the Hammers hierarchy, with many feeling that a change in manager was the right was to go to turn around a very disappointing and testing campaign.

The West Ham board though have stayed firm in their backing of Moyes, and this is the key reason as to why we will be safe in the end according to former player and now pundit Danny Murphy.

The former Liverpool midfielder, writing in the Daily Mail, believes the likes of West Ham and Leicester City will benefit from remaining loyal to their existing bosses as they battle to avoid the drop.

“Six of the nine teams in the relegation battle have changed managers,” said Murphy. “It has worked so far for Everton and Sean Dyche and Leeds with Javi Gracia, but ultimately I think the clubs who have stuck with their bosses will be rewarded.

“West Ham and Leicester will be fine based on their managers — David Moyes and Brendan Rodgers — and the quality in their squads.

“Nottingham Forest are the other club who have been loyal to Steve Cooper. It was the right thing to do because without him, they wouldn’t be in the Premier League anyway. I also think they will survive but it’s in the balance. They face Wolves and Leeds after the international break — we’ll know more after that.”