West Ham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold are still undecided about whether they want to keep David Moyes as Hammers manager beyond this season, according to the Telegraph.
The newspaper claim that the co-owners believe appointing Moyes to replace Slaven Bilic until the end of the season in November had paid off, but they fear his long-term appointment wouldn’t be popular with fans.
The Telegraph report that supporters feel that Moyes has approached games too negatively and that he is not the right man to take the club forward.
It is believed that Sullivan and Gold will want to see a positive approach to matches now that safety is secured and will also judge the reaction Moyes gets from the stands, in order to help them decide whether to keep him at the club.
However the Telegraph’s report also states that Moyes has his doubts about staying at the London Stadium due to some issues with the club he currently has.
The Hammers boss would like to be in charge of transfers in order to make significant changes to his squad, and is currently on a collision course with Sullivan over publicly moaning about stories leaking to the media from the club.
So it seems Moyes staying on as manager comes down to two factors, at least in the eyes of Sullivan and Gold. The co-owners are expecting the Hammers to turn on the style in their last games of the season, against Manchester United and Everton. While Moyes should be playing with less fear after the Hammers were confirmed as safe in the Premier League for another campaign, playing positively is harder said than done. The experienced manager doesn’t exactly have many options to choose from, as the Hammers squad is depleted especially when it comes to their midfield. Moyes will need to urge players that he had previously been telling to hold back, such as Joao Mario, to go all out and show everything they’re capable of. Aside from playing positively, it seems fans reaction will play a huge part in Moyes’ future. There’s not much the Scottish manager can do to win over their support with two games to go, but supporters will no doubt cheer and clap if their team’s performance is as good as it was against Leicester City on Saturday.