Moyes Hammers destiny in his own hands


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Reports that David Moyes’ arrival as West Ham’s new manager depend on Real Sociedad giving him permission are wide of the mark.

Various media outlets and websites are now catching on to the fact that Sam Allardyce is as they report it “coming to the end of his West Ham reign.”

Regular readers of ClaretandHugh will have known that several weeks back when we made it clear the writing was firmly on the wall.

Indeed, David Sullivan in a brief question and answer session with WHUFCTV.com a couple of days back declared: ​The last 12 games have been exceedingly disappointing.”

Moyes has been the No 1 choice since work started on the finding an Allardyce replacement but that Real Sociedad hold the key to him joining us is not the case.

Moyes only signed an 18 month deal with the Spanish club last November and had a clause inserted that he could speak to a Premier League club if an approach was made for his services.

The Hammers believe that Tony Henry, their recruitment officer to the board and Moyes’ former Everton chief scout is  a key player, in trying to attract the Scot to the Boleyn.

It is however, true, as reported elsewhere, that the co owners David Gold, and Sullivan  are set to call time on Allardyce’s reign.

Moyes has his future in his own hands and has said that he is extremely happy where he is but Sullivan is a persuasive negotiator and will hope to talk him round.

Marcelo Bielsa has been recommended to the board by numerous ‘faces’ inside the game and could yet move in as the next boss if Moyes rejects the club  as he is reported to have done last summer.

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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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  • essexclarets says:

    Please god NOOOOOOOOOO…..!!!!!
    he must be a Millwall fan if we end up with moyes, one of the only men in football to make BFS sound interesting.

  • TysonM says:

    Haha,i dont care who it is anymore a long as Sam goes & i never have to read one of his self-promoting media outings.If i read another of these about how fantastic he is & making out he is hard done by to not be managing one of the biggest clubs in the world i will cry.He is embarressing to have as The Irons manager,especially when my mates who support other clubs take the p*ss because he has made one of his most flexible or most sophisticated statements 😀

  • mattefumi el loco says:

    Moyes is neither flesh nor fowl… he would be a conservative choice, he’s not the great earthquake that shakes West Ham. I’m tired of compromises, after 5 years of prehistoric football, I want to have fun… If BFS is an anaesthetic, Moyes is a chamomile tea… I want rock and roll!

  • TysonM says:

    We will see if the Foo Fighters will do a gig at Upton Park for you then Matte,i will make a call,lol 😉

  • mattefumi el loco says:

    Ahaaha… I’ll check ticketone… lol

  • rickthehammer63 says:

    managers aside get on Rubi Light in the national on saturday my choice for West Ham manager Julian the terminator Dicks & John Moncur as hes sidekick the team would be scared to come off the pitch if they didnt perform on it just a suggestion lads & ladies

  • whambam says:

    Can I be first to start the ‘get Moyes out’ campaign?, someone’s got to do it

  • hammermolder says:

    It took Moyes 11 years to build a decent team at everton,playing terrible football for most of that time,please god NO!!

  • Tony gore says:

    Can,t be worse? Can he?? Surely not.

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