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West Ham senior stars convey to board their Moyes sack verdict

Any football manager with enough nous and any measure of self-respect would know that the last thing they want is to lose the respect and support of the dressing room. Thankfully for David Moyes, apparently he still retains the backing of his West Ham squad even as the pressure has continued to pile up on his position, sources have informed Football Insider.

Those familiar with the 59-year-old’s situation have revealed that Irons’ decision-makers are most wary of making a managerial change this late in the season as it could open up a Pandora’s box.

Sources in the know have told Football Insider on Monday that Irons’ board are still inclined to maintain their faith in Moyes despite staring at the latest 4-0 loss away at Brighton, which could easily have turned the tables on the gaffer.

Fortunately for Moyes, no plans, contingencies or strategies are in place to replace the former Manchester United and Everton boss, as allegedly there have been no talks taking place with other managers. However, there are murmurs that a change could be made in the summer, irrespective of whether West Ham manage to remain in the Premier League or are relegated to the Championship.

Moyes’ second spell began at the club in 2019, merely 18 months after being replaced by former Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini. To his credit, he kept the club afloat in the Premier League before leading them to consecutive European qualification in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 campaigns.

Currently West Ham sit 16th in the table, only one point outside the relegation zone and two points above bottom-dwelling Bournemouth. To date, the Irons have won just two of 11 Premier League games since the mid-season World Cup break, aided fortunately by valuable points secured against Leeds, Newcastle and Chelsea to help their cause.

All the same, the serious lack of form has been of grave concern to supporters, considering the alleged transfer investment of almost £172million doled out across both windows this term.

West Ham face a two-legged Europa Conference League last-16 clash with Cypriot side AEK Larnaca this month with the Irons’ next Premier League clash against Aston Villa on Sunday (12 March).