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    Board still back me - Moyes

    David Moyes insists he still has the backing of the West Ham board despite his side's 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Newcastle on Wednesday night.

    The result leaves the Hammers 15th in the Premier League table, but they are only outside the relegation zone on goal difference ahead of Saturday's trip to London rivals Fulham.

    There were huge swathes of empty seats by full-time at the London Stadium, while the home supporters that remained greeted the final whistle with boos following their side's capitulation.

    Moyes admitted he did not blame any fans for walking out early, although did suggest they needed to "stand up and be true supporters" with his side in difficulty.

    Speaking to Sky Sports, Moyes said: "I might have walked out as well tonight.

    "I know how it works but sometimes when it's not so good, that's when you stand up and be a true supporter as well.

    "We had some great results here last year in the league and Europe, but sometimes when things aren't going so well you need everybody behind you.

    "I thought the crowd at the start of the game tonight was fantastic, so I've got no qualms with them leaving with a result like that tonight."

    Asked whether he felt the West Ham board may consider making a managerial change with 10 games to go, Moyes said: "I've got no doubt they are behind me. I'm confident in the way we work and what they think."

    Speaking to reporters in his post-match press conference, Moyes added: "As manager, I have to [take responsibility] and front up to questions. You have watched the game and are able to write what you see.

    "I'm a big boy and have left other jobs in the past. If this one happens, I would have to go with that.

    "I really like my job here. I like the people I work for and have enjoyed my time greatly. I'm hoping there are a couple of big days ahead in the not too distant future."

    Moyes also acknowledged the pressure he finds himself under, adding: "If you're a manager and you lose badly like I did tonight then you're always in jeopardy. I understand that."


    Source: Sky Sports

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