David Moyes says it’s not good for Southampton to have three managers this season but the clubs do have decisions to make… with the West Ham boss fearful if they lose the relegation game on Sunday
When David Moyes walked into the press conference on Friday, he was holding an umbrella.
“I wouldn’t keep Brolly here, that’s for sure,” said the West Ham boss.
Moyes does not want to do anything to bring bad luck to his team as they face another tough match at the London Stadium.
Having recently beaten Everton 2-0 and Nottingham Forest 4-0 – both of which were described as ‘must-win’ – Southampton now represent the ultimate test.
The Saints, who have played under three managers in Ralph Hessenhuttl, Nathan Jones and Robin Seales this season, are bottom of the Premier League but can leapfrog West Ham with a win.
David Moyes admits West Ham’s clash with Southampton is another must-win game
Moyes put Sunday’s game in the same category as his recent wins against Everton (pictured) and Nottingham Forest
The Merrons put four past Forest (pictured) when the two sides met in February, having also faced Everton a month earlier.
Sportsmail reported this week that the home defeat will test the patience of Hammers owners.
Moyes said, “I don’t like seeing coaches lose their jobs because I am one, but clubs have to make decisions and they have their own reasons.” “It’s never good to hear a club make three managerial changes in the space of a year.”
Turning his attention to West Ham and their recent victories over Everton and Forest, Moyes added: “The players have always played for me. If they didn’t, I would change them or do something else.
“All the games we’ve played have almost gone into the ‘must-win’ category in some way. That could be it. Hopefully with the two home games we’ve played this week (Southampton and then Newcastle) we start by winning and get ready to build from that.
Moyes is concerned that the longer they stay in the Premier League’s relegation race, West Ham may need to sacrifice the Europa League title by picking weaker teams in that competition.
Only wins can take them on the table and when asked if he had any down time during the two-week international break, Moyes said: ‘I spent two days in Scotland where the weather was better than this one in London! I bumped into Danny Ings and he never offered me golf! “
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