Rio Ferdinand expressed his strong disagreement with Rory Jennings’ opinion that West Ham should sack David Moyes. Despite winning the Conference League, West Ham’s first trophy since 1980, there seems to be uncertainty surrounding Moyes’ future at the club. Jennings argues that West Ham’s poor Premier League form warrants a change, regardless of their success in Europe. However, Ferdinand believes that winning a European competition is a significant achievement and should not be overlooked. He compares Moyes to Unai Emery, who is highly regarded for his success in European competitions. Ferdinand also highlights the need for West Ham to invest in new players following Declan Rice’s departure. The lack of transfers this summer raises questions about the club’s faith and support for Moyes. Ultimately, Ferdinand believes that West Ham should back Moyes and utilize the funds gained from Rice’s transfer to strengthen the team.
In an incredible show of emotion and outrage, 33-year-old Rio Ferdinand has taken radio presenter Rory Jennings to task for suggesting that West Ham United should sack their current manager, David Moyes.
The former Manchester United and England defender was dismayed by the suggestion from Jennings that the Hammers should dismiss their manager, due to the team’s ‘unacceptable’ performance in the English Premier League so far this season.
“Come on, man! What are you talking about?” Ferdinand said, as he challenged Jennings on his opinion. The former centre-back argued that the team has been performing to the best of their ability within the restraints of what they have available, and that sacking Moyes would not yield any results unless the club can first go about buying better players.
Ferdinand was particularly heated at Jennings’ views, labelling his public opinion as ‘disrespectful’ to Moyes, who was only appointed in December following the replacement of Slaven Bilic at the London Stadium.
The club legend also urged Britain’s media personalities to consider the adverse effects their words may have on players, staff and supporters.
The incident has sparked an interesting platform for debate surrounding the difficult situation West Ham are currently facing. The club are only two points clear of the relegation zone in the Premier League, though are set to face Southampton on Saturday, who find themselves in a similar position.
Clearly, Ferdinand is passionate about the team he supports and will do all he can to protect their manager and ensure the best outcome for the team. West Ham’s current situation certainly won’t be sorted overnight and will take time, patience and might require some tough decisions over the coming weeks and months. It appears that Ferdinand is pushing for the club to stay loyal to Moyes, in anticipation of better days in the near future.