West Ham United fans here in the Tavern are praying that their side can avoid the drop this season, as time is beginning to run out for the Hammers.
The London Stadium has produced some rather hostile environments in weeks gone by, with supporters hoping that their beloved Hammers can bounce back from two successive 4-1 defeats. However, Sean Dyche’s Burnley are up next in the Premier League on Saturday, in a season-defining encounter that could push the London club even closer towards relegation.
Indeed, many of the negative results in recent times have caused for manager David Moyes to come under fire, as our local residents are desperate to see their side secure a future in the Premier League. Although, with Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea still to come for the Hammers, their chances of survival are looking slim from here on in.
Therefore, with it being an uphill task to avoid relegation to the Championship from here on in, the club could look to relieve Moyes of his duties in the summer if he fails to deliver the goods. So, here’s a look at TWO managers that West Ham should be considering if they don’t manage to avoid the drop…
Gary Rowett is arguably the most respected opposition manager in the Championship, having worked tremendously hard throughout his managerial career to now have a shot at promotion with Derby County.
Indeed, the 43-year-old laid the foundations for former club Burton Albion to climb two divisions in successive seasons, and now has Derby County looking on course for a play-off spot at the end of the season.
Therefore, West Ham United should consider bringing Rowett to the London Stadium if they suffer relegation, as a manager with heaps of Football League experience. Although, this would all depend on whether the Rams manage to secure promotion to the Premier League this season.
Slavisa Jokanovic is one of the most underrated managers in the Football League, with his current club Fulham on a 14-game unbeaten streak in the Championship.
Indeed, he’s managed to execute a scintillating brand of possession football since taking over at Craven Cottage, and his hard work is beginning to pay off as they now look like outside challengers for automatic promotion this season.
Therefore, West Ham United should consider bringing Jokanovic to the English capital in the summer, to produce the exciting brand of football that supporters want, but this does all depend on whether the Cottagers do make it into the top-flight this season.