Howe about Eddie? – Here’s the answer !


eddie howeEddie Howe’s name has emerged as a contender for Sam Allardyce this morning – well according to certain media outlets.

It’s hardly the most surprising name to be thrown into a well littered hat but presumably makes the frame because he’s English and doing ok down at Bournemouth.

Hate to disappoint his admirers but despite us breaking the news earlier in the week that the English thing is pretty important to the Davids, Eddie fails their criteria at one critical level – no Prem experience!

During a lengthy chat earlier this week with a well placed Hammers insider, ClaretandHugh threw some names into the conversation of managers who may fit the bill Β given that ‘restriction’ – among those names were Eddie’s and Sean Dyche’s.

The reaction was immediate: “Sean has had one season in the Premier League and has done well because we all know how tough it is but if West Ham are to replace – as looks likely – they will need a man of more experience.”

Eddie’s name received a similar response although with the important provision: “Somewhere down the line it’s a yes but the issue remains the same. we can’t have a rookie boss.

Our man said: “He’s a great boss but he would likely stay where he is anyway were The Cherries to go up and it’s too early anyway. We really do need experience.”

We will keep you updated with developments as they happen!

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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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  • sleepswithdafishes says:

    As expected the two Davids want exoerience of the cauldron of premiere football. Otherwise Eddie Howe could be a good choice in the near future.
    If Bournemouth get promoted he could show up very well, but of course within 3 years they would go down because of their financial limitations. That would be an ideal time to consider Howe. Problem then is if we have Moyes he will stay about 6 years, so there will be no change.
    With Sam however, ( lol ) we could extend his contract by 2 years, and see what is available to take us forward thereafter.

  • sleepswithdafishes says:

    now that is a cunning plan.

    • oldiron says:

      Only thing wrong with that cunning plan is, I want us to go forward NOW, I’m 65 and I don’t want to be looking down from heaven still hoping.
      Get rid of Sam NOW please and let me have my final years with something to cheer and look forward to, been a supporter for 55 years now and because of health problems I don’t have many left, like to go out on a high. COYI

      • sleepswithdafishes says:

        I’m not far behind you, so I think 2 years is not much to give up if it means going into the new stadium with no threat of relegation.
        After our first year we get another 15 mil at least to spend on extra wages, which means better players so that we never have to worry again about relegation. That’s how I want it.
        On the other hand the people who like to flirt with relegation, are looking a bit shorter term than me, so they can disagree no problem.

        • rads the modern man says:

          But why does changing a manager mean we will flirt with relegation.It isnt like we havnt flirted with relegation under Sam.Why is there this assumption we could go down just because Allardyce isnt our manager? Sorry dafishes but i really dont get this arguement πŸ˜‰

          • TysonM says:

            1 win in 12 seems like relegation form from where im sitting,lol,dont worry dafishes i wont grass you up to Baldrick πŸ˜€

    • TysonM says:

      Only Baldrick has cunning plans,leave cunning plans to the expert πŸ˜€

  • sibbo says:

    im 72 i want to see fatso gone before i turn me toes up

    • rads the modern man says:

      If Sam gets another two year contract i will probably be curling my toes up at 37 πŸ˜€

  • bubs says:

    Sibbo you will be alright just another 2 years of BFS and Nolan,
    The minority will be happy we can start a new cult where we are brain washed into thinking the crap we are watching is the best attacking adventurous football that ia avaliable,
    Forget Howe,Di Canio,Peters,Hurst,Moore,Bonds,Devonshire,Brooking Ect ect
    Remember Nolan,Carroll,Magia,O,Brien ect ect
    What a lovely furture we can all have

  • mattefumi69 says:

    We need sam to improve the young talents. Sam needs his time, I would extend his contract for at least 10 years.

  • TysonM says:

    Its wonderful to see we have picked up just 8 points from 36,only sunderland & qpr have picked up less.But all is fine in the world of west ham with sam at the helm.None of it is his fault after all.He is well worthy of a new 2 year contract.Yeah sure he is.Bravo to stability before we go to the OS.No other manager is capable of being our boss,Sams boots are too big to fill due to him being so flexible,sophisticated & charming.

  • scotty71 says:

    haha it always makes me smile checking out the posts,you should all listen to tyson m,you never know you might learn something about football,how can anyone even contemplate keeping that low rent dodgy dinosaur chancer in a job for any amount of time must be devoid of the most basic intelligence or maybe fattys family members trying to back him up!
    we all know hes going so lets look forward,how about we chat about new managers and a new future,lets eradicate everything from him as though it never happened,think of your children!

  • mickwhalley says:

    I fear the decision to retain Allardyce has already been made, Why? because he has done what has been ask of him, but only just! My opinion for what its worth is that he is a boring tactician, who even in the most dire injury periods will not blood the youth. When he did so, it was meant to humiliate them and prove his point (Notts. Forest). I am sorry I just do not understand what the pro Allardyce lobby are seeing.”I do not like him as the manager of my team” and I am sad that the two Davids are just as Jurassic as the man himself. Why they are not prepared to consider a foreign coach miffs me, who are the alternatives with Premiership experience? (Moyes) Certainly none that light my fire. Could Howe pull it off in the premiership? Why not, with a good squad and the experience he has already gained. I think we could be looking at the next Pardew or Rodgers. And lest we forget who brought in Avram Grant? Was he not a foreigner with Premiership experience, and how did that pan out. Anyhow getting back to my original post, I would like to see Allardyce gone, but being a realist I feel it is not going to happen. Success for the team is one thing, money for the coffers is another. Westham for 50 years and till I die COYI

    • sleepswithdafishes says:

      I think the decision is still 50- 50 Sam or moyes. Both would keep us in the prem, but neither would inspire anyone.

  • Michael Miller says:

    Reporting in from Turkey where I’m on a Golf holiday…

    It seems to me if they want experience then BFS is the man, much as it galls me – all this garbage about Benitez or even Moyes, I just don’t see someone like that coming to ‘little’ West Ham. The Dave’s can’t afford to take a punt – they’re hard-headed business people and will probably plump for the devil we know..

    So that’s at least a couple more years of cr@p football…. why did I sign up for my Season Ticket again – I must be mad!

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