David Moyes’ West Ham future looks bleak today with reports suggesting he is unlikely to be in charge of the Hammers next season.
The former Everton, Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland boss was handed the job at the London Stadium earlier this year after Slaven Bilic was sacked and has guided the club to Premier League survival.
He took over with the club in relegation trouble, and has struggled to improve results straight away, winning just twice in 12 Premier League games. However, the Scot has won seven points out of the last nine available, enabling the club to finish in 13th spot in the Premier League, nine points in front of the drop zone.
Despite comfortably securing Premier League safety, reports today suggest that the Hammers boss will be tossed on the managerial scrap heap once again.
Speaking on Sky Sports News , Kaveh Solekhol said:
“West Ham are very pleased with the job he has done at the club. My understanding is that he was told that it is unlikely that they will continue with him as their manager.
“I’m told it’s ‘touch and go’ whether he stays at West Ham. The feeling at West Ham amongst the owners David Sullivan and David Gold is that they need a manager who can take the club further forward, to the next level.
“They want a big name who can bring them success and take the pressure off them.
“What I’m being told is that if they part company with David Moyes, the kind of names they would be looking at to replace him would be Rafa Benitez and also Manuel Pellegrini.”
After years of success at Everton, Moyes was head-hunted by Sir Alex Ferguson to take on what would turn out to be an ill-fated at spell at Manchester United, taking the Red Devils from Champions to seventh in one quick swoop.
He then moved to Real Sociedad to try his hand in La Liga, before returning to England to take over at Sunderland. However, his time at the Stadium of Light was difficult for the 55-year-old, with the Black Cats getting relegated.