Tim Sherwood pulls no punches over David Moyes but offers West Ham hope

West Ham United's Scottish manager David Moyes gestures during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Leicester City at The London Stadium, in east London on...

West Ham United sacked Slaven Bilic last month but have gone from bad to worse under David Moyes.

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on November 29, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

West Ham have won just two games from 14 in the Premier League so far this season and are in grave danger of being relegated.

Moyes' first three games against Watford, Leicester City and Everton were billed as crucial but the East Londoners have taken just a single point and were hammered 4-0 at Goodison Park last time out.

It was the worst possible preparation going into a daunting run of fixtures against Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.

By the time they face City on Sunday the Hammers could well find themselves bottom of the table against the in-form side in Europe.

Swindon Town Director of Football Tim Sherwood looks on prior to the Sky Bet League One match between Swindon Town and Charlton Athletic at County Ground on November 12, 2016 in Swindon,...

But while Tim Sherwood admitted to Sky Sports' The Debate that Moyes has one of the toughest jobs in the league this season in keeping West Ham up, he has offered fans a glimmer of hope ahead of their tough run.

"David Moyes without a shadow of a doubt (has the toughest job in the Premier League of all the newly appointed managers)," Sherwood told The Debate.

"Because we haven't seen a bounce since he's been in. Normally you see a bounce from a team and the bounce hasn't come, they haven't got that result, they haven't got that win.

"They're picking up injuries, they haven't got their best players available to them at the moment and the next three games are the toughest run of games, Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal, the toughest run of games you could ever wish for.

West Ham United's Scottish manager David Moyes (R)  and assistant Stuart Pearce gesture during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Leicester City at The...

"And then he's six games into it and possibly without a win, but perhaps the big games is what he needs. It's a hiding to nothing, a free hit, have a go, try and get a result, if he does then everyone is bouncing and you get a little bit of confidence.

"The key is confidence and at the moment they're void of any confidence."

Moyes was of course brought in on a short-term six-month contract which many feel has only added to the feeling of uncertainty and a lack of unity at the club.

As things stand West Ham will have to go from a ratio of one win in every seven games to winning one in every three to have a chance of staying up.

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