Hammers admit they are looking at manager options


ClaretandHugh Exclusive by Hughie Southon

West Ham have admitted to Claret and Hugh they are looking at the various managerial options which may be available to the club following the latest disaster against Newcastle United.

David Moyes will be in charge for the game against Fulham on Saturday but defeat would make his position next door to – if not completely – untenable.

Brendan Rodgers may well be the favourite with a key Hammers source believing he may have been unlucky to get sacked from Leicester City after his best players were sold from under him and being given little money for replacements.

Rodgers – unlike Graham Potter – has not ruled out an immediate return to management claiming he is now ready for the next challenge

Our source told us exclusively: “He appears to have been unlucky to be sacked and his record by and large shows him to be a good manager – it would be fair to say we have been exploring options but what we really want is a win at Fulham.”

Others who have been considered as possible caretakers until the end of the season are Slaven Bilic and Alan Curbishley but Harry Redknapp’s disastrous run of results at Birmingham City in 2017 have ruled him out.

Kevin Nolan’s disastrous spells at Notts County and Orient have ruled him out along with Paul Nevin who is not seen as having enough experience,

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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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  • geefunkhammer says:

    Rodgers all the way for me. Plays good football, successful, good history of improving players etc. Potter has a checkered past, history of an inability to score goals. Much more of a risk.

  • Dubai_Iron says:

    MY main concern is the lack of togetherness of the Squad.I’d like Rodgers but if they want a caretaker than Noble could have a similar motivating effect as Brooking had, let the coaches focus on tactics and have Noble bring the squad back together.

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