By 90Min
November 20, 2017

Former Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton has said that West Ham could sack newly appointed manager David Moyes by January if a better head coach becomes available.

The 35-year-old believes that Moyes, who wasn't the fans' number one choice to take over from Slaven Bilić at West Ham, could be replaced at London Stadium, if the club's fortunes don't turn around soon.

"They could be looking for another manager again in January," Barton told talkSPORT.

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"If they don’t have a positive upturn in performances and results then the January window opens and you go 'OK, is David going to be our long-term manager? No. Are we going to allow him money to spend? Well, no. Then are we better replacing him?'

"If somebody else more attractive comes to the market, who is to say West Ham won't replace David again. 

"It's clear he wasn’t the fans' number one choice."

The 54-year-old has had an uphill battle to restore his reputation following his departure from Manchester United in 2014. 

As well as taking time out of management to work with UEFA as a game analyst, Moyes had unsuccessful spells in charge of Real Sociedad and Sunderland.

Now back in the Premier League, the former Everton boss needs to prove his worth once again and meet West Ham's ambitions moving forward, otherwise the Scotsman could find himself without a job once again.

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