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Fan view: Lucky to be sixth but who next?

By Claret and Hugh follower Jonathon Levin
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Lucky to be sixth but who next

I watch on TV  as I am based in South Africa.  The performances over the past two seasons have been dire and in my opinion we are lucky to be as high as sixth in the league.

I feel that some of the comments on the websites have been over the top verging on Moyes hatred and as Paul Walker on KUMB  pointed out such hatred is not the West Ham way. He may have  been unfairly criticized for some things that are not his fault.
Lucky to be sixth but who next?
However, I think  the end of his contract would be a good time to go our separate ways without him having to suffer the indignity of the sack.   My main concern is who we replaces him.
This was debated last season with some wanting Pochettino  and others wanting Graham Potter whose teams seem to lack a cutting edge. The challenge for attacking coaches to avoid second season syndrome (when opposition coaches work out how to play against them) is huge.
Brighton are now not performing as well as they did last season and one wonders what this will do to De Zerbi’s job prospects.  Patrick Viera was great in his first season at Palace and then terrible in his second.
The current board do not have a great track record in appointing attacking coaches and Slaven Bilic  and Manuel Pellegrini had one good season each before serving up football as dire as that seen under Moyes .
I wouldn’t mind Eddie Howe if Newcastle lose patience with him, Thomas Frank would be good but why would he want to leave Brentford where he is loved?
Xavi Alonso seems destined for Liverpool. The scary thing is that under David Sullivan the two managers who have lasted the longest are BFS and Moyes. So if Moyes does go it will be interesting to see who is appointed

About Hugh5outhon1895

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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

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