What’s the latest?
Seeing as the Hammers, have not won in the Premier League since a 2-0 home victory over Bournemouth back in October, it’s not hard to see why talks continue around the possible exit of their current boss.
However, for now, all the reporting seems to suggest that Moyes will be given every chance to turn things around. And seeing as the managed to at least pick up a win in the FA Cup away at Brentford, things are starting to look a little better for the manager.
However, this doesn’t change the fact that West Ham are still only out of the relegation zone due to a superior goal difference. And so, the club may well be eyeing up possible new managers.
While speaking about it all on The West Ham Way podcast, Ex revealed that the Irons will likely just want to initially hire someone to see out the rest of the season if Moyes goes.
He then also personally tipped Dyche to come in and do the job, saying: “What I think they would do, if he was to be sacked, I think they would go for a short-term manager till the summer.
“I think they are under the impression – as I’ve said in my updates before – that there is no perfect candidate to replace Moyes at the moment.
“So I think a manager – probably Sean Dyche would be my bet – would be given a six-month contract to keep West Ham up.”
Right man for the job?
Seeing as the Hammers are so close to the bottom three, if Moyes was sacked in the near future they may well have to find a manager capable of leafing them out of a relegation dogfight.
With that in mind, ex-Burnley boss Dyche, who did an “unbelievable” job at Burnley, could be a perfect candidate. First of all, he would be free to come in immediately as he is out of work after leaving the Clarets last April.
On top of that, between the 2016/17 and 2020/21 seasons, he kept his former side in the Premier League, finishing as high as seventh on one occasion in 2018. So he has plenty of experience in navigating the threat of the drop.
Interestingly enough, he also has a pretty good head-to-head record against Moyes so the board may well already be impressed. Indeed, in nine meetings, he has won four games, drawn three and lost just two.