Top journalist Gabriele Marcotti advises David Moyes not to stick around at West Ham

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland looks on during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at Stadium of Light on May 13, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

A respected journalist has some telling advice for David Moyes after he was appointed as the new manager of West Ham United.

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland (R) gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Sunderland and West Ham United at Stadium of Light on April 15, 2017 in...

West Ham sacked Slaven Bilic last week with the side languishing in the Premier League relegation zone after a 4-1 drubbing at home to Liverpool.

The Hammers quickly replaced him with Moyes, who has been out of work since being relegated with Sunderland last season.

The appointment was met with anger and apathy from the club's disillusioned supporters who feel it proves the board lacks ambition.

That has subsided somewhat since with Moyes impressing supporters with his bullish interviews and press conference.

Sunderland's Scottish manager David Moyes gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in London on May...

Fans have also been encouraged by the appointment of no-nonsense former Hammer of the Year Stuart Pearce as one of Moyes' assistants in East London alongside Alan Irvine and Billy McKinlay.

The new-look coaching team have only been brought in on a six month contract charged with steering the Hammers up the table away from relegation danger.

But it is widely anticipated that should Moyes manage that his contract will be extended.

However speaking in his column for Herald Scotland, top journalist Gab Marcotti - who wrote West Ham legend Paolo Di Canio's biography - has told Moyes he should get out of the club at the earliest opportunity.

"The bad (news for Moyes) is that many of the players appear to be injured a little too often," Marcotti said after backing Moyes to keep the Hammers up.

"There is also a bad vibe coming from the dressing room, with goalkeeper Joe Hart using the term “unprofessional” to describe his team-mates’ performance recently and reports of chaos and in-fighting.

David Sullivan, West Ham owner and David Gold, West Ham chairman look on during the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on May 21, 2017 in Burnley,...

"And then there’s the elephant in the room: the unholy trinity of Karren Brady, David Gold and David Sullivan. This is an ownership that has sparred with previous managers of all stripes and which is both involved and autocratic. Moyes has rarely worked under those conditions and the impression many have is that he is too easily pushed around.

"In the short term, there’s enough of a confluence of interests – keeping West Ham up – that Moyes can most probably keep them up and perhaps even make them respectable. If that happens he would be well served to then move on, having burnished his CV. Because an ageing squad and this set of owners are not a springboard to medium-term success. Not for him anyway."

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