Former West Ham favourite delivers verdict on Moyes future - reveals constant contact
Former West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan has said that he firmly believes manager David Moyes is the right man to take the club forward and that he will keep them safe of relegation this season.
The former Everton and Manchester United manager joined the Hammers on a short-term deal until the end of the season to replace Slaven Bilic, but despite an immediate resurgence in form, they still sit just three points off the drop zone in 12th, having been beaten 3-1 by Brighton in their last game.
There has been much speculation about the future of Moyes in recent days, with the club having to issue an official statement rubbishing reports from the media suggesting he was set for an exit come the summer.
However Nolan, who was a firm fans’ favourite during his time at the club, making 157 appearances, says that he is in constant contact with the playing squad at the London Stadium, and feels that the Scottish boss is the man to lead them to safety despite what his future plans might be.
He told Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast programme (06/02, 06:00) on talkSPORT: “Whoever went in afterwards (from Bilic) was always going to find it hard.
“I thought David Moyes did fantastically well to turn it around and I think he will still keep them up, I think they’ve got enough quality.
“At the minute I feel the fans are a bit discontent because they don’t feel like it’s home, but the team are fighting every week to try and do something.
“I speak to them most weeks. I really believe they’ll be ok and that David Moyes is the right man for the job at the minute.”
Following his departure from West Ham, Nolan proceeded to join Leyton Orient as player-manager, and is currently in the dug out at Notts County.
In other West Ham news, the club have seen a former favourite of Moyes arrive at the club to secure an out-of-window transfer.