“He’s Been Phenomenal” – Bent Tips Former Manchester United Assistant Manager To Replace Moyes At West Ham

TalkSPORT pundit Darren Bent claims that Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna could be a potential candidate to replace David Moyes in the West Ham hot seat.

The former Manchester United assistant coach has been very successful since taking up his first job as no.1 and former Ipswich striker Bent says he fears that the 37-year-old could leave Portman Road if he is too successful:

“That’s the only worry. He’s been phenomenal, and if Ipswich don’t go up… there’s so many people that would take him I think. West Ham potentially with David Moyes. There’s so many options.”

McKenna’s team are currently sitting third in the Championship table, but they are just a point adrift of league leaders Leeds, with automatic promotion very much on the cards.

It’s been an impressive start to McKenna’s managerial career

Since being appointed Ipswich head coach in 2021, McKenna has won 71 of his 123 matches in charge, giving him a 58% win ratio in all competitions.

After taking over the Tractor Boys midseason, he guided them to an 11th-place finish in League One before gaining promotion the following campaign. His third year has, though, been the most successful so far, with his side challenging at the top of the Championship.

Will Moyes leave West Ham this summer?

The Scot’s future at the London Stadium remains in doubt. He has been offered a new contract by the Hammers’ board but he has confirmed that he will delay a decision on his future until the end of the season.

Many believe that Moyes is unhappy about losing some authority when it comes to signing players. Tim Steidten was appointed technical director last year and there have been reports of a power struggle between the pair.

It is not known whether there is any truth to those claims but Moyes appears reluctant to sign on the dotted line, prompting speculation about possible replacements.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.