C&H Exclusive: Hammers make minds up on Rodgers and Potter


Exclusive by Hughie Southon

West Ham have made it clear to Claret and Hugh they have no intention of looking at either of the two sacked bosses Brendan Rodgers and Graham Potter.

The duo we fired within hours of each other on Monday and are now available with Leicester City believed to be keen on the former Chelsea and Brighton boss whose finishing positions with Albion before leaving were 15th, 16th and ninth.

Potter has been relieved of his duties at Stamford Bridge

Rodgers meanwhile is now out of work with the Foxes seriously struggling in the relegation zone after having seen several of his best players sold and only £40 million handed to him for summer replacements.

The Hammers had claimed when deciding that Moyes would be supported this season and possibly next that no suitable candidates were available to replace him.

That has now changed but our most highly places source declared exclusively: ” Who says either is better than David Moyes, although I accept that Brendan is a very decent manager.

Potter has been flattered by Brighton’s computer analysis which is run by the owner, and it is that system which buys all the players.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • johnham1 says:

    They are absolutely idiots if they cannot see the difference between Moyes and Potter. And I dont believe it for a second, they saw how bad we were on Sunday, they heard the groans from the fans. They are not stupid. Moyes will be sacked very soon as I do not see us securing too many more points with him in charge and secondly players coaching staff will all leave in the summer if he stays. He is finished at the club it is just a matter of is it at the end of the season or before then. I believe he will be sacked before the end of the season, as the atmosphere within the squad is just too toxic.

  • Clive says:

    I was at the game and I didn’t hear any groans. I thought the crowd was exceptionally patient and supportive actually considering our position in the league prior to the Southampton game and at the final whistle all I heard was a massive cheer. Rogers or Potter? No thanks. Sticking with Moyes will prove to be the right option.

  • Budgie says:

    Certainly agree with Clive on this. There has been no real benefit to any of bottom nine sided by changing managers. Our Board will stick with Moyes and review in close season. Could be interesting debate if we finish say 12th and win Europa Conference League!

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