McLaren on Irons list – Hoddle ruled out


McLarenDerby County boss Steve McClaren is being reported as a contender for the West Ham manager’s job.

But ClaretandHugh can reveal  that Glenn Hoddle  has now been been ruled out by Hammers chiefs.

McClaren’s name has been regularly mentioned in ‘dispatches’ and with Sam Allardyce waiting for the outcome of the crunch board meeting next Friday,  speculation is on the rise.

McClaren leads Derby County into the Wembley Championship play off final against Queens Park Rangers 24 hours later.

The scenario is obvious – a County defeat could encourage the Irons board to believe they can land the former Manchester United No2.

However, Hoddle will not be getting the Hammers job with one key insider telling us exclusively: “We don’t think he’s the right person and has been out of the game for six years.

“The simple fact remains that there are very few realistic candidates. McLaren is one but was rejected for Avram Grant having turned down the club in 2001 in favour of Middlesbrough. David Moyes is a possibility.”

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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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  • jaybs says:

    Not sure that McClaren is the right option, would still like to see Bilic but David Moyes is the better other option, it can’t be his salary, going on what we have paid Sam?

  • hammer180 says:

    if BFS does go then moyes is the only one to keep us in premier league. not always pretty at everton but effective.

  • sparrow says:

    Why do so many people think that the only people who can do the job are the people who have done the job? ie the same old faces. If you put the twenty best managers in the world in the Premier League, three of them would still get relegated.

    The club should at least sit down and have a chat with one or two fresh faces, people who have outperformed where they are, albeit not in the PL, such as Eddie Howe.

  • SEHammer says:

    What about Martin Allen ?

  • Michael Miller says:

    Yes please, I’d have McLaren in a heartbeat – the only problem is he’d need a fair budget to provide a half-decent team – a load of dead wood would need to go and we’d have to get rid of the Carroll/Nolan style (and hopefully the players as well!)

    Oh remember the days – playing the ball on the ground, pass and move, pass and move – it’s really a simple game”

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