Former West Ham defender Jonathan Spector believes that now is the right time for David Moyes to go, but is not happy with how the fans have treated him.

While there are very legitimate arguments for David Moyes to leave, some of the abuse he has received is absolutely baffling. He hasn’t been able to capitalise on a great start to the season, but that doesn’t mean his previous achievements are now irrelevant.

You could argue that he is a victim of his own success, getting the Hammers into Europe for three consecutive years and winning them a major European trophy in the process. Unfortunately, his time in East London seems to be coming to an end, largely due to the toxicity around the club.

Understandably, former Hammer Jonathan Spector does believe now is the right time for change, but he believes fans need to show the Scotsman more respect. “Yeah, I’m not one to be quick in wanting managers to move on, but if you look at West Ham’s record over the last 20 games, it’s not great, and it seems now taking everything into consideration that his position there is untenable at this point,” he told DAZN.

“You can criticise how it has all been handled, but it seems as though his time at the club is probably up, and I think it’s time to move on. I think supporters have short-term memories – what the club did last year was incredible and I loved following it and watching as a fan of the club.”

“He did a fantastic job there, and whilst it does seem as though his time is up there, I still think that David Moyes is a fantastic manager, just maybe not for West Ham anymore.”

What Moyes has done for the club is absolutely incredible and it is because of him that the Irons are now looking for someone to push them onto the next level. He has given fans some of the best years in the club’s history and, hopefully, he will be remembered as the legend he is.