After West Ham’s 4-0 defeat to Brighton, there were reports of a heated exchange between manager David Moyes and players Declan Rice and Kevin Nolan, according to an article by West Ham insider Sean Whetstone on 6foot2.
Moyes had described the result and performance as the worst since his return to West Ham in 2020, leading to speculation about his future at the club. Majority stakeholder David Sullivan stated that the board is still backing the manager but expressed his disappointment with the result.
The club’s travelling fans also turned on Moyes, prompting the manager to climb from the dugout and confront them. There were also reports of fans’ unhappiness with captain Rice, though these may have been based on a misunderstanding of his comments. The article by Whetstone claimed that Moyes had a heated exchange with Rice and Nolan after the final whistle .
“David Moyes is said to have been distracted looking at the away crowd instead of the game before briefly shaking his head before turning back to the game according to one eye witness at the game against Brighton,” as writes the 6foot2.
“It is also claimed that both Kevin Nolan and Declan Rice had heated words with the manager after the final whistle but no-one seems to know what was said.”