West Ham board make Moyes call

West Ham United are standing by manager David Moyes.

The Hammers suffered a fourth defeat in five Premier League matches when losing 2-0 to Leicester on Saturday and head into the break 16th in the table, just a point outside the relegation zone.

Moyes’ side have won just four League games all season – against newly-promoted Fulham and Bournemouth, and against Aston Villa and Wolves when both clubs were in turmoil – though they have excelled in Europe, winning a perfect six games out of six in the Europa Conference League group stage.

The poor start to the season has come off the back of a £150million summer spending spree but several of Moyes’ eight new signings are yet to make a significant impact and there have been growing signs of dissent at recent home games, with the team booed off following defeat to the Foxes.

Moyes, 59, returned to the London Stadium in late-2019 and dragged the Irons clear of a relegation battle before two superb campaigns that resulted in sixth and seventh-placed finishes in the League, as well as last season’s run to the Europa League semi-finals.

For that reason, Moyes has credit in the bank and will be given time to right the ship before West Ham return to action away to Arsenal on Boxing Day, says the London Evening Standard.