West Ham are likely to appoint former manager David Moyes if they opt to sack Manuel Pellegrini, according to the Times. The current Hammers boss has two games to save his job but the board are already looking at potential replacements.
Harry Redknapp has also been touted as a potential safe pair of hands, but the owners are likely to trust Moyes with the reins if Pellegrini is dispensed with. Supporters on Twitter feel the former Everton and Manchester United manager would be a poor appointment:
Another backwards step we have no ambition or drive to ever actually achieve anything
— will earle (@willearle_) December 26, 2019
That’s so backward thinking , moved to this stadium to challenge, top players, top managers , Joe Allen and David Moyes are our targets , joke ownership
— tony knights (@noggin44) December 26, 2019
— ⚒Ed (@swoopwing) December 26, 2019
If that’s the case the owners need to be driven out hard. No where to hide anymore and no more chances .
— Bill baker (@Billbak63641871) December 26, 2019
Ex do you think that the board know we don’t want Moyes so are publically floating the idea that he would be the guy so the fans don’t want to change and they can avoid paying the fee to sack MP? I’d honestly be fine at this point giving it to Potts and Keane for the rest of year
— Kevin Skinner (@KevinSk45653020) December 26, 2019
Surely they can see clubs haven’t hardly been queuing up for him since he was let go for a reason
— John Hunt (@john1664) December 26, 2019
Oh dear god. We’re freefalling
— Angry Bilic (@AngryBilic) December 26, 2019
Moyes will take us down 100%.
We get Fab back, buy in January and replace Pellegrini in the summer with a proper Manager.
— CanadianHammer⚒⚒🇨🇦 (@WestHamCanada) December 26, 2019
Moyes again ? Next level ? The man that signed Hugill 😂
— steve (@regdoow1) December 26, 2019
To be fair to Moyes, he did steady the ship after Slaven Bilic was sacked in 2017, but his brand of football is hardly likely to get the team challenging in the top half of the table.
During his first stint in charge, the Scot guided West Ham to a 13th place finish, winning eight of his 27 league games; a win percentage of just 29.6%. It’s telling that he hasn’t been in work since he moved on from the London Stadium in the summer of 2018.