Despite a poor start to the domestic campaign, West Ham United are not thinking about sacking David Moyes right now.
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Given what the Scottish boss has accomplished during his second spell in charge, the reporter believes it would be “quite harsh” if they were to dismiss him at this stage.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the Sky Sports reporter said:
“This is, remember, coming off the back of two seasons under David Moyes where they’ve been challenging in parts of those two seasons, not only just for a top-six finish but to finish in the Champions League places, which is unheard of at West Ham United.
“He took them to the semi-finals of the Europa League. They were a step away from the final of the Europa League and winning the Europa League, which would have meant Champions League as well. And from that, to then say, ‘No, it’s not working. David, thank you, but no thank you’, I think that would be quite harsh and I don’t think that would be West Ham United’s thinking just now.”
Despite having credit in the bank at West Ham, we all know that capitulation occurs when results are not obtained.
Moyes’ situation is indeed unique.
The Hammers’ start to the Premier League has been nothing short of shambolic amidst their ongoing goalscoring problem, which has been summoned through their inability to create chances.
But their start to the Europa Conference campaign has been a lot better. It could be due to a lack of quality in comparison to Premier League teams, sure, but it is also likely that the rotation of personnel and altered tactical approach is what has seen the Irons shine in Europe.
As we have seen in recent times, systems get found out quickly in the Premier League. Think back to Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United side that thrived on overlapping centre-backs, or more recently, Thomas Tuchel’s predictable five-up-top attack, which saw the boss sacked under the new regime promptly.
Despite an attempted switch to a three-at-the-back system, the Hammers have struggled domestically, with the main problem occurring in central midfield, due to a lack of creativity in duo Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek.
It’s a minefield for Moyes at the moment, with the boss garnering results in Europe, but failing to deliver in the Premier League.