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Major problems could see Moyes remain in charge

By Hughie Southon

David Moyes may get a longer spell as Hammers boss even if things continue go pear shaped over the next few games.

It’s well known that he will be given time to get results from his misfiring squad but even should things not work out he may still be involved until two or three months down the line or even further.

There’s a simple reason for that! There are only a very limited list of options as a replacement should the club decide to replace him.

Mauricio Pochettino and Thomas  Tuchel can’t be seen as being in the frame as they are only interested in European involved clubs.

The most obvious candidate of course  is Sean Dyche but he is seen as an ultra defensive coach who is unlikely to move us forward.

The other problem the Hammers have in replacing would be in paying off Moyes and bringing in another manager and backroom team.

Bringing in Mark Noble as an interim manager is one possible solution but the  club – like us – will be hoping and praying for a recovery of form over the next few weeks given Nobes’ inexperience in top line management.


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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

8 comments on “Major problems could see Moyes remain in charge

  1. “The other problem the Hammers have in replacing would be in paying off Moyes and bringing in another manager and backroom team”.
    Really what a load of BS, clubs do it all the time. There are plenty of good managers around, Brentford and Brighton managed it, why cant we??

  2. Wow Hugh are you having a bad day – that is sooo downbeat. I wouldn’t completely rule Poch out. There’s no imminent vacancies in the CL clubs at the moment and West Ham do have the stadium and finances to at least have a little bit of potential. We might prise Thomas Frank away from Brentford and surely there must be one or two younger coaches making a name for themselves in the Championship or in Europe before we fall back on the usual list of dinosaurs.

  3. Ask any club – hardly BS but there we are

  4. It makes complete sense to stick with Moyes. Changing now indicates panic and if we go for a manager at existing club we will pay through the nose plus the question I always pose is who? The out of work managers union and their agents will rush to help. No thanks!
    I agree with the Board give Moyes the chance to fully integrate new signings, something he has not been able to do yet due to injuries.
    We really owe him this after our two best successive seasons in the league and two years in Europe where currently we have 100% record. On top of that he has rescued us from relegation twice. We always bang on that we are a really loyal bunch of fans so let’s show some loyalty back to a guy who brought us our greatest period of success for over 40 years!

  5. What’s Avram Grant up to! 😉

    It’s a fine state of affairs when you can’t afford to get shot of your ‘deadwood’ Manager, let alone appoint his alternative and all the paraphernalia that goes with the change – what a way to run a Football Club! 🙄

  6. Very difficult situation. The last 12 months have been dreadful. Prior to that we were seeing fast attacking AND SUCCESSFUL soccer, then bang it all seemed to go wrong. We get new players who are now being cited as a reason for regression. My view is that Moyes is expecting new players to play in different positions and type of game that they are not used to; and we knew that when buying them. His attitude to ‘youngsters’ of 23 or younger is to bench them and usually for a couple of games and then they disappear. Club wise he has been fantastic, until 12 months ago (dare i suggest that Stuart Pearce was a very major influence and sadly missed). Since then he seems to have withdrawn slightly. Yes i am very worried at our situation, are we good behind the scenes?, but Moyes must be given more time, and money spent with Noble’s agreeement, to put this major blip right. Heres hoping next year we are somewhere near Europe. Mibatch

  7. It makes sense they don’t want to sack him, from a football and a money perspective. However, if we head into March in a relegation battle, things might begin to look a lot different to the board.
    I think if Moyes can keep the club clear of relegation, he’ll keep his job for this season. But next season he’ll be on a short leash.

  8. Well, I think the alarm bells should be ringing. We are in terrible form, Moyes has got new players in but doesn’t seem to have any idea of how to use them.To me he just seems to have run out of ideas, he looks tired and a bit like ‘a rabbit in the headlights’ , put him out of his misery! 😳

    God knows who you bring in, all this talk about Poccetino or Tuchel is just nonsense, a practical, level-headed guy who can get the best of out of our playing staff – the guy that comes to my mind is Sean Dyche, I know a lot of people will laugh at that but he has experience of the League and will know whats required! 🙄

    I would add that drink has been taken and I might have a completely different view in the morning! 🙄

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