TalkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan claims that West Ham have a manager on the same level as Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino.
David Moyes’ contract expires at the end of the season and there has been some debate as to whether the Scot will get an extension. Asked about the Hammers’ head coach’s future, Jordan said he wouldn’t be drawn into predictions but he believes that the London club have a talented manager in the dugout:
“Who knows which managers are going to get sacked, I’m not going to forecast which particular managers are not going to be in a job next year.”
“But I think any of the top… I think he’s in and around the sort of area that I suspect Chelsea’s manager Pochettino is in. A very, very capable manager, but I’m not sure you’re going to win much in terms of if you’re going to a top-six side.”
Jordan makes a surprising comparison
It could be argued that, in terms of silverware, Moyes has the edge over Pochettino, having won the Europa Conference League, while the Chelsea boss has not won a trophy during his time in English football (he did win the title with PSG).
However, if you assess the two managers on tactics, you would put Pochettino way out in front. His Chelsea team have gone head-to-head with (arguably) the two best teams in the country (Manchester City and Arsenal) and they were unlucky not to win either game.
Will Moyes still be at West Ham at the start of next season?
The fact that Head of Recruitment Rob Newman (a Moyes appointment) has also been sidelined suggests that there has been a power struggle of some sort behind the scenes.
In addition to the arrival of Tim Steidten as technical director, it remains to be seen if Moyes is happy in the new setup and whether he will stick around beyond the summer.