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Hammers eyeing up legendary interim boss

By Dave Langton

West Ham are giving serious consideration to the idea of appointing Mark Noble as interim manager, should David Moyes be sacked.

The Hammers have been in really poor form in recent weeks and find themselves in 16th place in the Premier League table, with just one win in their last five games.

That has effectively left Moyes’ job hanging by a thread and it remains to be seen if he will be able to turn the ship around.

The Irons have looked internally at the potential of appointing Noble as an interim boss, even for just a handful of games, to allay any discontent should the manager be sacked.

Nobes is in a senior role at the club, having been appointed as Sporting Director, but the Hammers legend would surely relish the opportunity to step into the manager role.

The Hammers could also surround Nobes with top-flight experience, much like Manchester United did when they appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager.

There are a dearth of top-quality managers available on the market, with perhaps Sean Dyche and Marcelo Bielsa the most realistic; one has to think that both Mauricio Pochettino and Thomas Tuchel would be out of the Irons’ reach.

Nobes may be the answer, even if it is for a short period of time.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

9 comments on “Hammers eyeing up legendary interim boss

  1. That would be really from left-field and to my mind would be madness, fair enough Nobe’s has got more knowledge than anybody of the Players and the Club, but has no Management experience, I don’t even know if he’s done his badges? 😳

    Also, from Nobe’s point of view it could be a massive blight on any future Career that he may have in mind – I’ll say it again – madness! 🤬

  2. At least they are now beginning to realise it’s time to get rid of Moyes. There is risk in appointing Noble but it is much less of a risk than keeping Moyes as manager.

    • Yes, I must admit thst I’ve always been a Moyes supporter and was very vocal when he got sacked the last time – and the following Pellegrini ‘disaster’, but I’m afraid I’m coming round to the point of view that Moyes time has run out. He looks like ‘a rabbit in the headlights’ and seems to have run out of ideas – a shame but there you are! 🙄

  3. Hopefully for all concerned this is total BS. Noble doesn’t need this kind of pressure so early in his transition into coaching/management. Surely if the board are at this stage they should be eying a permanent replacement. We’ve had an amazingly convenient mid season break to assist in this matter. So what are GSBK playing at?? If this story isn’t utter rubbish (as I suspect it is) and if for some spurious reason we need an interim pair of hands at the helm get Psycho back until the end of the season

  4. No to Nobes, not qualified, not ready, no managerial experience and risk destroying his reputation as a manager and relationship with the club. Not necessary, he can do his bit as appointed. I do agree that taking seriously the replacement of Moyes is important though

  5. Noble has previously said he doesn’t fancy a coaching/managerial role. So hopefully he would say no to an interim appointment. If Moyes is sacked. We need experience. I wouldn’t be against giving Dyche a chance with a much more talented squad than he’s ever had before.

  6. Moyes will be given his chance after the break but for how long remains to be seen. If he can’t turn it around one interim manager imo could be Nolan but that smells a bit like Harry and Billy. As Moyes assistant he knows more than most.

  7. Bit soon lol. I love the guy but it would not be a great move at this point given the lack of experience.
    Then again, Trevor Brooking didn’t do too badly in his two stints with us…

  8. Not sure I fancy Sean Dyche as West Ham manager. He did well with Burnley for the most part but I don’t see him as ‘next level’. Burnley’s style of play would not suit most Hammers fans, I feel. There again, as The Moyesiah said above, he would be inheriting a much more talented squad which Moyes himself has not been able to get going so far this season.

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