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Hammers could consider short term manager contract

By Hughie Southon

West Ham are for the Hammers beat Wolves to save them from sacking David Moyes!

The club continue to worry that they are in a situation – with so few reasonable candidates about – where sacking him would be jumping from the frying pan and into the fire.

However, defeat at Wolves would put the board under intense pressure to make a change and although Sean Dyche is one of those on the shortlist he is not seen as the perfect replacement.

In reality a short term contract until the summer with a clause for renewal may not be the worst idea as Dyche’s Turf Moore record stands close inspection.

He was appointed manager in October 2012 and his first full season in charge, guided Burnley back to the Premier League in 2013–14 on a tight budget and with a small squad.

The team went down after one season but won the Championship title on their return in 2015–16, when they equalled their 2013–14 club record of 93 points, and ended the season with a run of 23 league games undefeated.

In  2017–18, the club qualified for the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League and a return to European football after 51 years, The team failed to reach the group stage before being relegated last season.

That’s not a bad record and although we would all like to see a high flier at the London Stadium Dyche looks a possible in our present circumstances

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About Hugh5outhon1895

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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

10 comments on “Hammers could consider short term manager contract

  1. From what I remember of Dyche it was route one football. Lump up to the big man style, makes David Moyes positively exciting!
    Will be suggesting Big Sam next!

  2. I think that is like swapping seats on the Titanic

  3. David Moyes is going nowhere. David will pull it around with a better squad than he had when he did it twice before.

  4. Last time we were in this position Moyes turned it around and took us into Europe the following two seasons. No reason why he can’t do it again once the new players start finding form.

  5. We need Big Ange Postecoglu from Celtic. He has his teams playing positive football at all levels.
    He did it with Aus, then in Japan and now Celtic.
    The key is, he has turned the teams around quickly and with little spend but with great team unity

  6. People who message in here to give Moyes time are forgetting that the problem we have has been with us for over 12 months now and he has not fixed it, this weekend we will be bottom 3, next weekend bottom 2, we have been on a downward trend in the PL for 12+ months now so at what point do you stop saying give him more time ?

  7. Why are we limited to managers without a club exactly??
    Other clubs spend the money to buy out who they want.

  8. West Ham should have another category of ticket next season. One which puts all those who want to sing in one section. It’s upto the fans to cheer the team on not the other way round-expecting them to play well before being vocal. Many blame the manager and want him replaced. Tuchel and Pochetino would probably demand as much as Guardiola but WH don’t have a bottomless treasury. Stick with Moyes!

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