By Russell Edge

13th May, 2018 | 11:01am

Report: Crunch inquest imminent at West Ham with exit of senior quartet extremely likely

West Ham are set to launch a crunch inquest into their season after their final game of the season which will likely see manager David Moyes and his backroom staff leave their roles, according to a report.

The Telegraph claim on their website that the Irons always conduct an annual debrief with the boss and will do so once again with Moyes, who is coming to the end of his contract after penning a short-term deal to replace Slaven Bilic earlier this season.

However it is reported that the Scot’s chances of staying in the London Stadium dugout is extremely slim, and that he and his team, including senior figures Stuart Pearce, Alan Irvine and Billy McKinlay, will likely be out of a job, with a verdict and announcement said to come shortly after the investigation.

Football Insider verdict

After the way the West Ham fans have reacted to Moyes and his team this season it comes as no surprise that the Hammers are thinking about shipping him out at the end of his contract. He was never really taken in at the London Stadium and although he has secured the club Premier League football for another year, there might be thinking that the club could do better with another man in charge. The season certainly has not gone as planned and there will not be too many happy in east London that they found themselves embroiled in a relegation battle, with ambitions of at least a top 10 finish. Moyes certainly seems to have lost the faith from the fans and probably the board, and a parting of the ways seems best for all parties. He can come away from his short spell satisfied, knowing he did what he was asked, after a dismal couple of years at Sunderland, Real Sociedad and Manchester United.

In other West Ham news, the club have made a Newcastle favourite their top target this summer.

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