Firstly, I'm saddened it didn't work out for Pellegrini. The bloke is an utter gentleman but something wasn't right in the West Ham camp. We had to make the change now or very likely we would have ended up in bottom 3 come the end of the season. We did play at times some really nice, expansive football & hopefully we continue with that mindset. The whole bringing a man back from China (in retirement mode) was all wrong, & maybe that means Benitez is crossed off the list. (Still think he's a top Manager but maybe his passion for the game is gone, ie after more financial security than turning a clubs fortunes around).
Hammered in Singapore wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:54 am
I’d offer Eddie Howe a lot of £££’s and give him a 5 year free reign . Make that part of his contract. Let him build a side and give him time to do so. We haven’t thought long term since our Lyall days. Time to start now. If only eh!
I'm in probably the minority, but I think Howe would be a disaster at West Ham. Not doubting his ability but he seems he eats, drinks & sleeps Bournemouth. I could see after a few weeks, a few dicey results & the club calls a emergency press conference....Howe tells us, teary eyed 'he has made a terrible error, needs to quit WHU with immediate effect'. I agree however with your main point, if Moyes gets the job, we need to have someone in 3-4 years time ready to take the club on....
Onto Moyes. I thought he did a decent job last time. Solid 7/10. Yes, some of the matches were terrible, paint drying sh*t
but I thought towards the end of his reign we played some decent stuff. The Huddersfield 1-4 win up there & Stoke 0-3 win, 0-2 at Leicester & 3-0 win vs Southampton we played some really nice stuff. What we all have to give him credit for he does bring professionalism to a club, gets the players a lot fitter & gets the very best out of players. e.g. Noble, Masuaku & especially Arnautović who were on fire when Moyes was at the club.
Let's give him a chance, a fair go of it, but also as I said above have on eye on bringing a younger Manager on to take over from Moyes. Scott Parker or a Rio Ferdinand would be good.