West Ham are NOT planning to get rid of under-fire David Moyes

West Ham are NOT planning to sack under-fire David Moyes despite 4-0 thrashing at Brighton which saw fans turn on boss with Premier League strugglers fighting relegation

  • West Ham in serious danger of being dragged into a relegation scrap this term
  • David Moyes’ side lost 4-0 at Brighton to once again pile pressure on the Scot
  • Face crucial few weeks which could go some way to deciding immediate future

West Ham have no intention of sacking David Moyes despite the club’s 4-0 evisceration at Brighton. 

The Hammers were plunged further into danger as Roberto De Zerbi’s side tore them apart on a chastening afternoon on the south coast, though the result has had no bearing on the future of David Moyes, Sportsmail understands.

Goals from Alexis Mac Allister, Joel Veltmann, Kaoru Mitoma and Danny Welbeck delivered the three points for Brighton, ending a two-match streak in which they had dropped points.

The dire result – and performance – saw West Ham dragged further into the relegation scrap as Moyes’ side are increasingly forced to look over their shoulder.

However, the Hammers’ rather shambolic league placing – at present – has left the owners, including David Sullivan, unperturbed as they back Moyes to haul the team from the rut they currently find themselves within. 

The 4-0 loss at Brighton will not have an impact on the immediate future of David Moyes

The West Ham boss is under increasing pressure with the club finding itself amidst a relegation scrap

Moyes has found himself on the precipice at two crucial junctures this season, it has been reported. They include a fixture against Everton in January, which West Ham won 2-0, and last weekend’s – eventual – 4-0 beating of Nottingham Forest, both of which were at home.

Speaking after the defeat, Moyes said going from the high of last weekend to the low of this was ‘football for you’. 

‘That’s football for you, isn’t it? We win well last week at home and then we lose badly again away from home today. 

‘What went wrong? I would have to give some praise to Brighton, but we lost a terrible first goal from a penalty kick, [which] we should have easily dealt with. The second one was from a corner kick, so we’re climbing about from it, right away. 

‘And at that time it wasn’t all about Brighton’s good play which got them the goals, it was, I felt, we could have certainly dealt with the penalty kick situation [and] I felt we should have dealt with the corner kick better than we did do.’

The result saw Brighton further cement their credentials for European football next term while West Ham sunk further into trouble. Moyes, clearly frustrated post-match, admitted to harbouring feelings of ‘anger’ at the team’s showing. 

‘[There was] anger from everybody,’ he said, ‘anger from the supporters, I think; anger from the manager, the players are angry, they’re disappointed with themselves. So, it happens and that’s the way it has got to be. We’re not accepting what happened today, we’re going to try and do something about it and play much better, we’re going to try and make sure the next performance [is much] better.

West Ham’s 4-0 loss at Brighton comes just a week after they swept away Nottingham Forest by the same scoreline

‘But, it’s sore. You get asked just 20 minutes after the game or so, and it’s sore. We’ll look at it and move on again.’

With West Ham supporters growing more and more recalcitrant by the match day, Moyes was asked if he understood the frustration amongst the fan base with the side having experienced something of an alarming drop off in form and performance this season. 

‘Yeah, I think most of those you talk about have watched the last two and a half years and it’s been European football. We need them behind us. Good supporters support when it’s bad as well as its good, and for the last few years it’s been really good here.’

Moyes went on to say that if his side had won at Brighton it would have made them feel ‘a lot easier’ amid a brutal relegation scrap. 

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