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 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!