Antonio: “Scamacca needs a different type of manager”

Scamacca needs a different type of manager

Michail Antonio has fired a West Ham verbal rocket ahead of the Europa Conference Final the like of which has surely hardly been heard before inside a football club.

It raises the issue regarding Gianluca Scamacca who cost the club £30 million from Italy last summer and his relationship with David Moyes.

A top Hammers source has already told Claret and Hugh exclusively that the club has doubts over his future since he changed agents earlier this season.

Now Mikey has spoken out on how he sees the situation between the striker and manager Moyes which in itself may cause problems between himself and the boss.

Scamacca’s absence for most of the season has raised questions about his relationship with Moyes off and on the pitch. Injuries and indifferent form has led him into a limbo West Ham scenario where fans have been left wondering whether he can ever fit into a Moyes system.

Now Mikey appears to have answered the question for them and he should surely know!

The Hammers striker says Scamacca is a ‘quality player’ but that he is simply not a Moyes player and needs a different manager to get the best out of his talents.


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6 comments on “Antonio: “Scamacca needs a different type of manager”

  1. Does that not basically say everything we have been saying pretty much all season. Now one of the players have just confirmed it. The players recognise his qualities yet the manager refuses to play a system that we can see all those qualities. If there was ever a statement that should have just confirmed to the board that Moyes has to go, it is this statement. If he stays other players will also want to leave for the same reasons and players will not want to join. Scamacca is a class operator as was Haller and other players but Moyes did not have the ability or was too stubborn to change to get them playing at their best. The outcome of this is that we have sold players at a fraction of their cost and not their trus value. Imagine what a manager like Potter would do. The decision for the board has become alot easier now.

  2. Did he say “dealing with” or “feeding off” scraps. Cos the meanings are quite different.

  3. This is either a damning confirmation of David Moyes and his recruitment or simply Antonio opening his mouth again. Moyes hasn’t a clue how to play strikers. He only has big clumsy lumps like Yakubu and Antonio up front. He doesn’t play Ings to his strengths either. Play Scamacca to his strengths and he’ll get goals, personally I’d like to see Ings play off him. But while we have this dour one style dinosaur at the helm, we’ll only ever see one style of football. MOYES OUT next Thursday morning please!!

  4. Well this is the problem we have seen time and again, Moyes will always set up defensively, pick runners over skills, and only ever one up front. It’s ‘Vardy’ or bust with him. I don’t like it, but even worse, he signs players who don’t fit his mold and then tries to force it. The problem is the manager for me.

    • Bang on the money …..worse when you combine with a pathetic league position, toxic/fossil football all of the back of significant investment

      IMO even if we win the Conference he has to go.

  5. Mikey is entitled to his opinion; just not an appropriate time to voice it. All focus should be on next week.

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