West Ham manager David Moyes is losing a “power battle” with Hammers technical director Tim Stiedten, according to a new update.
The east Londoners may have beaten Arsenal 3-1 in the EFL Cup in midweek, but they have suffered two hugely disappointing Premier League results in a row.
Last weekend, they lost 1-0 at home to struggling Everton, while on Saturday afternoon, Brentford came from behind to win 3-2 at home.
It means that Moyes is under pressure to keep his job as West Ham boss, despite last season’s UEFA Europa Conference League success, and on X, the reliable West Ham Football provided a big update over the Scot’s future:
“Behind the scenes, there is a battle for power at West Ham, but there will be only one winner when push comes to shove. That power battle is between the manager, David Moyes, and the new technical director, Tim Steidten, and it is really a case of winner takes it all.
“Steidten has been publicly and privately credited for the signings of Kudus, Alvarez and Mavropanos, and the board is delighted with his start to his new role. He has quickly installed himself as the number two to David Sullivan in all footballing matters, leaving Mark Noble slightly in the shade to deal with Academy matters.
“Steidten will draw up the short list of the next manager, whenever that might be, and the relationship between the manager and the technical director will be a crucial one, whoever is the head coach. Moyes will need to work closely with Steidten come December in advance of the January transfer window; if he does not, we could find ourselves in a shown down com Christmas time over transfer strategy.
“If it comes to that, over the festive period, there will be only one winner, and it will not be David Moyes, so the big question remains whether the current manager can be open-minded to other ideas and share the power of the footballing side of the Hammers.”
It does certainly feel as though Moyes is running out of time in the West Ham hot seat currently, in what is his second stint in charge.
In order for him to keep his job, there must be far more consistency on show in the Premier League, with the Hammers too often flitting between good and bad.
West Ham now sit 11th in the league table after 11 matches, which has to be considered disappointing, given some of the quality in the squad these days, whether it be Lucas Paqueta, James Ward-Prowse or Jarrod Bowen, to name just a few.