Jamie Carragher has jumped in to defend David Moyes amid talk of West Ham looking to replace the Scot this summer.
What’s the matter?
Well, according to The Times, West Ham plan to appoint a new manager regardless of what Moyes does by the end of the season, including the prospect of surviving while winning the UEFA Europa Conference League.
Carragher believes it would be a mistake for the east Londoners.
Ahead of West Ham’s clash with Arsenal at the London stadium today, the Sky Sports pundit said: “I think he’s a top Premier League manager. There is talk that they could split at the end of the season, I think that would be a mistake. I really do.
“He was brilliant for West Ham. I would keep David Moyes.”
We can see why Carragher is singing Moyes’ praises as West Ham have enjoyed a memorable few years under the 59-year-old since he returned to east London.
Moyes guided West Ham to the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League last season while he has a fantastic chance of winning the UEFA Europa Conference League this season.
However, we think it’s time for a change.
Why West Ham should be relegated by David Moyes
Football is about cycles – it’s very difficult for a manager to look at a long period of success like Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger.
Moyes has done an excellent job at West Ham lately but it very much feels like his cycle will end at the London Stadium.
The Scot makes some strange decisions that fans just can’t understand, which usually signals the beginning of the end.
Pablo Fornals was inexplicably dropped, Tomas Soucek remains in the starting XI despite problems and the continued selection of Thilo Kehrer is also very strange at a time when the Germany international is clearly underperforming.
The Times believes Arne Slot is an option to replace Moyes, while Michael Carrick was also mentioned.
These are bright young names in the world of football management and we believe it’s time for West Ham to freshen things up in the coaching bench by hiring one of them.
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