Danny Ings has suggested that West Ham United made the right decision in not sacking their manager, David Moyes, who has been facing an uncertain future during the club’s relegation battle.
As reports the HITC, West Ham currently sit at 14th place in the Premier League table, following their recent 1-0 win over Fulham. The only goal of the game came from Harrison Reed’s own goal in the 23rd minute. However, had they lost, it may have spelled the end for Moyes at the club. According to reports by The Guardian, West Ham were considering replacing Moyes if they had lost to Fulham. Nevertheless, the club chose to keep faith in the 59-year-old, despite losing owner David Sullivan’s full support after their heavy 5-1 defeat to Newcastle United.
Among the teams embroiled in the Premier League relegation fight this season, only West Ham and Nottingham Forest have refrained from dismissing their managers, David Moyes and Steve Cooper, respectively. In contrast, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Leeds, Leicester, Southampton, and Wolves have each made changes to their head coaches at some point during the campaign.
Aston Villa parted ways with Steven Gerrard in October to prevent a potential relegation battle, and they are now vying for a European place under Unai Emery. Meanwhile, Southampton, who have struggled all season, have already gone through three coaches. Despite West Ham’s precarious position, Danny Ings has suggested that it is right to stand by Moyes and has expressed his belief in the Scottish coach, who played a key role in Ings’ transfer to the club.
Ings told the Daily Mail: “He was a big reason why [I joined this January],”
“Some managers have gone, some have stayed. But he brings out the best in us when we really need it.”