The board are making the most critical appointment in the club’s history and they have to get the best man out there – the German is that man.
I don’t think there is any doubt at all that the two Davids are doing everything they can to make sure they get a quality manager but with it now appearing both Rafa Benitez and Carlo Ancelloti are out of the running, Klopp is the man.
They were absolutely right to allow Sam Allardyce to move on. The football wasn’t what was wanted at this club of course and I’m now encouraged they are taking their time.
It demonstrates that they aren’t ready to take the first average to good manager who comes along – they want the best and aim to get him.
Some have criticised them for not having a manager in place ahead of allowing Sam to leave but life doesn’t always work like that in football.
I have no criticism on that level at all. They are taking their time and quite right too. The fact that we are qualified for the Uefa Leagu is neither here nor there.
For my money it’s an irrelevancy. There’s no cash to be earned from it nor are we likely to win it so the priority is the Premier League and making sure we have a manager of the highest calibre. Put the younger players out in those Euro qualifying rounds.
If that takes until July so what? This appointment is absolutely key to everything that West Ham is about in the 21st century and I’m trusting the bosses to get it right. That means not rushing.
For me the bloke we want is Klopp.