West Ham have appointed David Moyes as their new manager following Slaven Bilic’s sacking, but the Scot isn’t popular with the Hammers supporters.
The former Sunderland has since pleaded with them to get behind him and the team as they attempt to improve a woeful campaign.
Former West Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes only good results will see Moyes get the support of the fans, and Daily Mail columnist Martin Keown has claimed they are the most challenging support to win over.
The former Arsenal defender and pundit believes lack of backing from the Hammers faithful is one of the reasons the players lack confidence.
Keown recently wrote in his column: “What is it with West Ham fans? I didn’t enjoy playing at the old ground and they liked letting me know.
“But I wouldn’t want to play for them now. That crowd is like the 12th man… for the opposition. No wonder the players have no confidence.
“If West Ham fans want their club to stay in the Premier League, they have to get behind the team.
“They got rid of Sam Allardyce. They eventually turned on Slaven Bilic. They want to get rid of the board.
“They don’t like the ground. They don’t want David Moyes. Here’s an idea: how about just supporting the team?”
Moyes has been handed a 6-month deal and has to deliver results within a short while if he’s to keep his job, and more importantly impress the fans.
Keown concludes: “He has 27 games and needs eight or nine wins. So he needs to move quickly to find solutions, get results and win over the fans.
“They are the most challenging support to win over. I wish him and Stuart all the luck.”