And the legendary Boleyn striker said: “I’d love young Eddie Howe to get it and if he needs a father figure at the club bring in Trevor Brooking!
Frankie is keeping a very close eye on the proceedings at Upton Park and said: “I’m convinced Sam is on his way. Whatever the owners say, they would have given him a contract by now if he was going to get one.
“I’m sure they know and he knows and it looks to me have their heads on their holidays. It’s good that you and other sites are running polls but I’m sure their minds are made up anyway.”
“If the board think he needs a hand they have the perfect father figure in Trevor Brooking – oh yes, I would love that.”
The former striker has been disappointed with a season that started so brilliantly with strike partners Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia doing the business.
He said: “It was great but that ceased when Andy Carroll back and then Kevin Nolan was brought in. I’ve always liked him as a player but he’s lost a yard of pace and i know all about that – you just can’t do it anymore.”
As for Sam, I think it’s time for a change. He’s done what he was brought in to do and now I think the team needs to change, freshen it all up and move on.
“Eddie Howe is my man. He’d get them attacking and bringing the ball back to where it belongs – on the ground. Yes that good man will do for me.”