Date: 28th November 2019 at 6:30am
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is in a “strong position” to become the next manager if Manuel Pellegrini is sacked, according to Sky Sports.

The broadcaster claims that although the Hammers board is 100 per cent supportive of Pellegrini, they have still eyed up Moyes as a likely replacement for the Chilean should he fail to oversee a change in form.

West Ham have failed to win in any of their last eight matches in all competitions and sit just one place above the Premier League’s relegation zone.

Sky Sports adds that Everton is also a possible destination for 56-year-old Moyes, who was let go by West Ham at the end of the 2017/18 season to be replaced by Pellegrini.

OPINION

It is weird that this report says that West Ham have their full faith in Pellegrini but also says that Moyes is a candidate to replace him. If they had 100 per cent faith in the Chilean, then why would they be lining up possible replacements? It is pretty clear that while the board say their stance is that Pellegrini is going nowhere, they are very fearful of the season being over before the end of the year and there being a potential relegation battle on the horizon. Watford, Norwich and Southampton have all been awful this season and seem as though they are the three likeliest teams to go down but West Ham and a few others are in that discussion too. Pellegrini needs to revive the club’s form as soon as possible. It is not as simple as just dropping Roberto because his whole system just appears to be useless at the moment. West Ham play against Chelsea, Wolves and Arsenal in their next three games. One or two points from that run might not be enough.