Former West Ham goalkeeper Shaka Hislop says he is not confident West Ham can stay in the Premier League this season, despite the appointment of David Moyes as the club’s new manager.
Moyes was ushered in as a replacement for Slaven Bilic, who was sacked last week, with the ex-Manchester United and Everton manager’s job simple: keep West Ham up.
However, after the Scotsman was relegated from the top flight with Sunderland last season, Hislop remains unconvinced, and is merely hoping for the best for the remainder of the campaign.
“My simple answer is I hope so,” Hislop told ESPN FC when asked if Moyes will keep West Ham up.
Moyes takes charge of the Hammers with them currently in 18th place in the Premier League and having won only 2 of their 11 top flight games so far.
Despite the dismal start however, Moyes says he believes he can turn the club’s fortunes around.
“I think it’s harder to be the way I was,” Moyes said speaking on his ‘aggressive’ methods of management at Everton and Preston North End.
“The way the players are… there may be different influences from different countries as well, it’s a different culture to how they expect it. But I’m saying I’m in a bit of rush now and if you don’t like it sorry. We might need to upset a few people to get where we want to go.”