By Noel Whelan

12th Sep, 2022 | 2:55pm

David Moyes under sack 'pressure' at West Ham amid new claim - pundit

Noel Whelan has insisted the West Ham board will be anxious for a quick turnaround in form after their “big-money” summer outlay.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested David Moyes’ previous achievements will be irrelevant if the time comes for tough decisions.

West Ham have lost four of their opening six games in the Premier League and sit 18th in the table.

Moyes was backed tremendously during the summer window, with no fewer than eight first-team additions – including club-record signing Lucas Paqueta.

As per Transfermarkt, West Ham had the third-highest transfer spend this summer (£163.8million), behind Chelsea and Man United.

The Irons finished seventh last term – qualifying for the Europa Conference League.

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Whelan claimed that finish will not be improved just because of their “big” summer outlay.

He told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury: “They’ve had a slow start to the season, as have a number of teams.

“I think David Moyes would’ve expected a better start – but it just goes to show how competitive the Premier League is.

“No results are going to go your way just because you’ve spent big money – that’s not how it works.

“Moyes is going to have to earn his corn by turning this season around and bedding these new players in.

“It’s a results-driven business. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done in the past. The board will be piling the pressure on to get results.

“They’ll want West Ham in a position which reflects the amount of money spent. They’ll want things turned around very quickly.”

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