Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has warned West Ham United manager David Moyes that he is in danger of losing the players’ belief in him.
West Ham are without a win in their last five Premier League matches and currently sit third-from-bottom in the Premier League table. They are also have the worst defensive record in the league with 25 goals conceded.
Moyes replaced former boss Slaven Bilic, who was sacked after the 4-1 defeat by Liverpool, earlier this month and lost his first game in charge of the Hammers 2-0 against Watford on Sunday. He singed a six-month contract at the London Stadium.
The former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss is now preparing the players for his first home game in charge of the club against Leicester tomorrow night.
Keown says the new boss needs to start delivering results soon or he will lose the players’ backing.
“Win games. That’s what he’s got to do,” Keown told the Daily Mail.
“A good result endorses all of what you have been saying. If you don’t get the results, you get what is called ‘non-believers’ in the dressing room. When that grows, and I’ve been in that situation, the manager can be ridiculed by the players.”
Keown also said that Moyes will need the West Ham supporters to get behind him and help lift the players.
“What he will also need in his first game back is wholehearted support from the fans.”
The Hammers are without a win in their last six games against Leicester in all competitions.
The last Premier League meeting between the two sides at the London Stadium ended in a 3-2 win for the away side.
In other West Ham news, Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has made his prediction for tomorrow night’s game.