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Moyes blasts social media gossipmongers

Filed: Saturday, 5th May 2018
By: Staff Writer

David Moyes says that West Ham need to stop the persistent leaking of information.

The current Hammers boss hit out after some of the club's favoured outlets began briefing against him via social media, leading to speculation that Moyes is set to be ditched at the end of his short term contract regardless of whether he manages to keep the club in the Premier League.

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"It makes it very difficult," he said, when asked about the effect the constant leaking of information had on his job.

"There are so many things at football clubs that can happen daily, whether it be transfers, dealing with players or team selections, and you hope you get a bit of trust. Iíve had to come to terms with the culture of West Ham - and the culture of West Ham seems to be that leaks are part of it.

"Can I change it? Iím sure every manager who has come in has tried to change it. Iíve tried not to waste any energy and get too wound up by it because I think it is the culture of West Ham United. Iíd like to change it, but I think to change cultures of football clubs quite often takes more than just telling someone to stop leaking a story. "

And Moyes added that until the leaks are plugged, West Ham - and the players - will continue to struggle. "The culture of West Ham United has to change," he added. "I canít see how thatís a good thing. I donít think itís good for the players, either."

West Ham - and Moyes - face Leicester at the King Power stadium in a vital Premier League encounter this afternoon. One player likely to feature is Patrice Evra, on whom Moyes was full of praise during his pre-match press conference, as you may see below.

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