Moyes replacement: West Ham’s list of mediocrity

Moyes replacement suggestions leave much to be desired 

The latest list of potential candidates to take over from David Moyes as West Ham manager is hugely concerning. If the Daily Mail is to be believed (and they often aren’t), The Hammers hierarchy have compiled a list of mediocrity and failure.

I am, of course, aware that much of this may be smoke and mirrors or just fabricated, but if not, it begs the question of who is recommending these misfits?

Steve Cooper: The former Nottingham Forest boss was recently sacked having spent a fortune only to flirt with relegation for the best part of two seasons. Whilst Cooper did well to get Forest promoted to the Premier League, the team has performed better without him.

Graham Potter: Failed miserably at Chelsea but might be more pliable if asked to work with a director of football. Most Brighton fans seem to be of the opinion that Potter’s replacement, Roberto De Zerbi, is a far superior manager.

Graham Potter is one of the candidates to replace Moyes

Moyes replacement Potter is coming off a failure. 

Julen Lopetegui: Seems to fall out with far too many people for my liking. Got a reputation for negative defensive football at Wolves and was sacked by Spain during a World Cup. Won a trophy with Sevilla but was defeated by David Moyes as West Ham got to the Europa semis.

Paulo Fonseca: Won the lot in Ukraine with Shakhtar but so did everyone before and since. Average at Roma but doing okay at Lille who are 4th in France. A hermit who rarely stays long at any club.

Where is the ambition?

The list of candidates above is average at best and certainly not one the 15th richest club in the world should be entertaining. If David Moyes is to be replaced as Hammers manager, then it presents an opportunity to recruit someone outstanding or with exceptional promise. The list above are neither. It’s also abundantly clear that someone as well-versed in European talent as Tim Steidten would have suggested none of the above.

My choices would be either Sporting’s Rúben Amorim or Míchel of Girona.


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3 comments on “Moyes replacement: West Ham’s list of mediocrity

  1. Amorim will probably go to a bigger club. Míchel is good, but has a short track record. I would be looking in Germany. Hansi Flick, for example, has coached Germany and Bayern Munich.

  2. What about Enzo Maresca, currently the Leicester boss, could be a shout.

  3. Looks odd on DM stays till summer- come April/May there’ll be more candidates.

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