Julen Lopetegui

Hammers legend admits Moyes has to go


West Ham United legend Joe Cole has weighed in on the ongoing debate surrounding David Moyes’ future at the club.

With West Ham struggling for form and rumours swirling about Moyes’ potential departure, a significant portion of the fanbase has expressed their desire for a change. Our recent 5-2 thrashing by Crystal Palace only intensified these calls.

Several names have been linked as potential replacements, including Marco Silva, Maurizio Sarri, Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter, Julen Lopetegui and now Reuben Amorim.

The debate surrounding Moyes centres on his approach to the game. While some fans appreciate his focus on results, others criticise his defensive tactics and lack of attacking flair. West Ham’s recent poor run, with only four wins in 22 games this year, weakens Moyes’ case.

Despite the current struggles, Moyes’ past successes at West Ham cannot be overlooked. He revitalised the club, guiding them to European qualification and their first major trophy in 43 years.

Former West Ham midfielder Joe Cole expressed his support for Moyes, highlighting his achievements. However, Cole ultimately believes a parting of ways is inevitable, potentially benefitting both the manager and the club.

Cole suggests that West Ham currently possesses its best-ever squad, which some fans may find debatable. The team’s age and lack of depth, especially evident in the latter half of the season, certainly contradicts his claim.

While Cole acknowledges Moyes’ positive impact, he also recognises the desire for a more modern, attacking style of play. He further suggests Moyes has another big job in him after West Ham, but questions which Premier League club would be interested in the manager.

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