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West Ham board still backing Moyes despite Brighton humbling

West Ham board still behind Moyes despite Brighton humbling

David Moyes still retains the backing of West Ham United owner David Sullivan despite the club hovering above the relegation zone, according to talkSPORT.

The Hammers have posted just one win in their last five Premier League games. Saturday’s humiliating 4-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion brought a fresh wave of doubt about the future of under-fire Moyes.

West Ham’s second-half display was abysmal and their capitulation ensured they remained just one point above the drop zone.

Summer signings and January acquisitions have done precious little to catapult the club up the table, and with every passing matchday, Moyes moves closer to the sack.

However, the former Manchester United man will continue to get chances to turn the club’s fortunes around for now, with Sullivan reportedly reluctant to dismiss him.

West Ham have tasted success in previous years under Moyes’ tutelage, which is one of the reasons the club’s owner retains faith in his ability.

They have enjoyed a European finish over the last two campaigns and even progressed to the knockout round of the Europa Conference League as table toppers this term.

However, their league form remains nothing to write home about.

Moyes, who was on the receiving end of unpleasant chants from the travelling supporters at the Amex Stadium, admitted he understands the frustration of the fans.

“I totally understand,” Moyes said. “They’ve been watching a really good team for the last three years, so I understand it’s hard to come and watch that performance today.

“We’ve not had too many days as bad as today, we’ve not had many, and you don’t get allowed many. I’ve got to say it felt like a bad day for us, and we have to try and get that picked up.”

The Hammers will play the first of their two-legged Conference League knockout tie against AEK Larnaca on Thursday night before welcoming Aston Villa to the London Stadium.

Moyes’ side looked deflated in the aftermath of the Brighton defeat. Continuing their impressive European form with another win could be the pick-me-up the whole team needs to rally to a victory over Villa.

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