David Moyes should leave West Ham this summer according to Mail Sport’s Football Editor Ian Ladyman.

The Hammers suffered their biggest home defeat since 1963, as title challengers Arsenal ran rampant with a 6-0 victory at the London Stadium on Sunday.

Though Moyes has led West Ham to some impressive finishes in the table in recent years, as well as deliver them the Europa Conference League trophy, there are some fans who are unhappy with his brand of football and some of their performances. 

Moyes is out of contract this summer, and speaking on It’s All Kicking Off, Ladyman believes this summer could be the right time for him to step down. 

‘If I was David, I think I’d go in the summer. I think I would go in the summer,’ he told co-host Chris Sutton.

Mail Sport’s Ian Ladyman believes David Moyes should leave West Ham this summer

The Hammers suffered their biggest home loss since 1963 with a 6-0 loss against Arsenal

With Moyes' future uncertain, Ladyman says the manager could leave with his 'head held high'

With Moyes’ future uncertain, Ladyman says the manager could leave with his ‘head held high’

‘Managers usually hang around to get sacked or they move on to something or somewhere better. 

‘I think there’s a time in football where you’re absolutely within your rights to have a look at your body of work, look what you’ve done over a period of three or four seasons and say you “know what, I’m done here – I’ve done what I can do here”.

‘Moyes has listed the achievements himself. I don’t need to repeat them. “I’ve done what I can do. I don’t think it’s going to get better. Some of the fans aren’t having me. I’m going to go. I’m going to go with my head high”.’

Mail Sport reported on Monday that West Ham have stalled contract talks with Moyes over a possible extension to 2026, as the club’s hierarchy want to prioritise ending their seven-game winless run.  

Sutton also credited Moyes for the job that’s he done at West Ham, insisting that he has ‘overachieved’ at the Hammers.

He said: ‘I think he’s done a phenomenal job. Maybe the smart move would be for him to step down as you’ve said, and West Ham employ a manager and it’s fantasy football again at West Ham. 

‘And guess what they do? Get David Moyes back for a third time to save the club from relegation. But no, I do get what you’re saying.

‘There seems to be this, I don’t even think there’s an underlying element among the support, but there seems to be a portion of the support who just are not having the brand of football and that seems to be an issue. 

Chris Sutton believes Moyes has done 'all he can' at West Ham (pictured with Declan Rice after their Europa Conference League success last summer)

Chris Sutton believes Moyes has done ‘all he can’ at West Ham (pictured with Declan Rice after their Europa Conference League success last summer)

Sutton praised the job Moyes has done, saying he has 'overachieved' at the Hammers

Sutton praised the job Moyes has done, saying he has ‘overachieved’ at the Hammers

‘He’s overachieved at West Ham, so I get what you’re saying. It’ll be interesting what happens whether this new contract, which has been so much talked about in recent times, whether he ends up signing it. But in many respects he’s probably done all he can at West Ham hasn’t he?’

Ladyman in response said West Ham don’t play in the same attacking style that other teams in the top-flight do. 

He said: ‘The Villa vs Man United was a fabulous game of football yesterday. It was high tempo, it was energetic. There were chances galore. There were talented attacking players on the field, been given license to go and do what they do best. Villa are a heck of a team. They somehow lost that game.

‘Then you see City, Liverpool and Arsenal. But then you also look Tottenham and the way that they play on the front foot. And you look at a team like Villa and they’re on the front foot. And you even look at, and you look at a team like Newcastle, despite the problems this season. And you even to a lesser degree, look at maybe look at a team like Brighton. 

West Ham are on a bad run of form and there have been concerns among fans over their playing style

West Ham are on a bad run of form and there have been concerns among fans over their playing style

Talks over a new contract have stalled due to the club’s seven-game winless run

‘And I think that the quality there and that kind of thunderclap football is everywhere. It’s everywhere in the Premier League.

‘But it’s not at West Ham, because Moyes does it a different way. And that’s not to say that he’s wrong. People have won titles playing football like that in this country and in other countries. 

‘So it’s not wrong, but it’s different. And I think if you get home from watching West Ham play relatively kind of defensive-stroke counter-attack football, and then you go home and you watch Match of the Day, and you see Tottenham flying out of the blocks, and you see Newcastle flying out of the blocks, and Villa flying out of the blocks.

‘I think that is what doesn’t help the more pragmatic coaches in the Premier League such as David Moyes.’

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