West Ham United fans react to David Moyes contract news - 'Toxic'

By Joe Roberts

1st Nov, 2023 | 4:06am

'Things will get very toxic' - West Ham fans react to news on David Moyes potentially leaving

Many West Ham United fans have suggested it is time for David Moyes to leave the club after the latest news on his contract situation.

The Scotsman is in the final year of his Hammers contract, which is set to expire at the end of the current campaign.

He brought West Ham their first major trophy in 43 years but remains a controversial figure among the fanbase after inconsistency in the Premier League and accusations of overseeing sterile football.

Despite a strong start to the league campaign this season, Moyes has failed to win any of the Hammers’ last four matches including three consecutive defeats in all competitions.

After defeat to relegation-battling Everton on Sunday 29 October, West Ham finds themselves ninth in the Premier League table after 10 games.

One West Ham fan claimed Moyes could ruin his reputation if he does not depart the club as soon as possible and criticised his treatment of Hammers youngster Divin Mubama.

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Another insisted that the board would not sack Moyes before his contract expires but hopes he will depart at the end of this season.

Another was simply eager to see the Scotsman’s contract expire.

One supported emphasised his respect for the veteran manager but claimed poor performances were not a “one-off” and insisted there was no reason to extend his deal.

One fan hoped the club would begin drawing up a shortlist for Moyes’ replacement so a new manager could have a full summer window.

One supported feared that it could become “toxic” behind the scenes at the club if the club keeps Moyes on board.

Another claimed that the club should stick with Moyes for the remainder of the season but speculated that it would give the club the needed time to find suitable a long-term replacement.

Another praised Moyes for his services to the club, including avoiding relegation and their trophy win, but claimed that the squad are no longer playing for him.

In other news, Ollie Watkins has been cited as West Ham are told to complete striker signing in January.