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Gus PoyetThere has been lots of speculation of late over the future of West Ham manager Sam Allardyce especially since joint Chairman announced earlier in the week that discussions over his new contract won’t be taken place until West Ham have confirmed their League status.

 

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Allardyce became manager of West Ham at the beginning of last season and with some swift business in the summer and January transfer windows managed to get West Ham back into the League, through the play offs, at the first attempt. Despite this he has never really won over the whole of the West Ham crowd. Many of the don’t like the football he plays and don’t understand some of the tactical decisions substitutions he makes during the games especially when West Ham are losing.

 

One of the names that has been thrown out there as a replacement for Allardyce is Brighton and Hove Albion manager Gus Poyet. The Uruguayan has been manager of Brighton since 2009 and got them promoted to the in his first season. He has established them into a good Championship side who will always have a solid finish in the top 10. Not only do they well each year, Poyet has got them playing good attractive football. They are currently 7th in the League, four points of the play-offs but with a game in hand.

 

So is Gus Poyet ready to make that step up to the League and would he be right for West Ham United Football Club?

 

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As mentioned earlier Poyet has got his Brighton team playing some really good football and he likes his team to bring the ball out from the back. This would appeal to most West Ham as they would like us to be playing the ‘West Ham way’ which is known as playing football on the floor and taking teams apart through passing. Although I feel the ‘West Ham’ was long gone before Allardyce became manager of West Ham. With the ball being played around on the floor, things would start to get a bit more exciting. Some of the games have been quite boring this year and especially last year. I remember thinking last season while watching us at home every other week ‘I love the fact that we are winning games and it feels good but I am half bored watching this football.’

 

One of the reasons people may not want Poyet as a manager of West Ham is because the feel that he hasn’t had much experience but you have to remember he has coached at Swindon, Leeds and also Tottenham before he became manager of Brighton. He is also very highly regarded in the world of Football.

 

Now I am writing this article a couple of days after Paolo Di Canio resigned as Swindon Town manager and he obviously hasn’t had much experience as a coach but I am pretty sure the majority of West Ham would love him to become manager of the club. But if you look at it all on experience he is a lot worse off. But please don’t get me wrong if he was appointed manager of West Ham I would be absolutely delighted and probably run up and down my street naked. So you just have to remember it’s not all about experience and if you’re a good manager you should be able to do well in the League.

 

By Sam Hodges

@hodges_journo

 

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15 comments

  • The Cat says:

    Oh, by the headline I thought it was FACT, not just speculation.

    I will wait for valid updates on the OS.

  • edward says:

    DISGRACEFUL!!!!!!

    Why on earth would they want big Sam out we are 11th for god sake higher than any other team who come up last year DG & DS this better not be true!!!!! SORT IT OUT

    • Jon says:

      Have you actually seen any games this year, especially the away games??? Many of our performances have been downright embarrassing frankly. We may be 11th now but with our run of 4 horrible fixtures coming up we won’t be 11th much longer so saying we are 11th means nothing. We probably won’t go down but it will be flipping close and the viewing (bar the passion of the supporters) will no doubt be dire in the meantime if we keep lumping it long out of defence!

      • JMan43 says:

        What a load of rubbish you are talking and again falling in to the media trap that we only play hoof ball. Why have you already got us down as losing the next 4 games? Allardyce got us up at the first attempt, not even Greenwood or Lyall could have done that. Once we are stable in his league I won’t be surprised at his departure and I think we will finish between 10th and 12th this season, which will be real success.

        • Jon says:

          It’s not a media trap FFS, we ARE playing hoof ball, the stats show we play more long balls than almost anyone else bar Stoke. It’s utter crap and we’ve been sussed, as shown by Aston Villa who double marked Caroll out of the game and prevented us having a single shot on goal in the first 45 mins!! I was embarassed to be a Hammers fan that dayIt was the performance, and above all the negative, long ball tactics that were a complete load of rubbish!

  • Ben says:

    No way Poyet would come to West Ham due the way we treated his pal Zola… Sam’s doing a fine job anyway, we’re mid table in the prem

  • EA says:

    Its just paper bollocks. Gold has publicly stated FS is his choice to stay but contrcats will not be talked about until premiership survival is secured, makes perfect sense dont see why people are harping on about it.

  • Terry Gill says:

    Don’t want Poyet or Di Canio,but Sam has 12 games,and 8 of them against top 8 sides,to save his job,I think we need a change

  • sibbo says:

    get rid of hoof it up the field fat sam and hope.lets play football

  • Andrew says:

    Let’s get Wenger 🙂

  • Boozy In Exeter says:

    If this is true then its disgusting, Big Sam has done a great job not just last but this season too. To date we are 11th and with another 12 points on the board we will be safe, Big Dam would have achieved what he was brought in to do on his 2 year contract. To me give him another contract of two years, give him funds and see where he takes us. The two managers named here to replace this good tractor ion is nothing more than insulting to a good manager of who may not be the fans favourite but…. Is known for getting results & its a results game not how pretty you play. COYI

  • Bozzy In Exeter says:

    If this is true then its disgusting, Big Sam has done a great job not just last but this season too. To date we are 11th and with another 12 points on the board we will be safe, Big Dam would have achieved what he was brought in to do on his 2 year contract. To me give him another contract of two years, give him funds and see where he takes us. The two managers named here to replace this good tractor ion is nothing more than insulting to a good manager of who may not be the fans favourite but…. Is known for getting results & its a results game not how pretty you play. COYI

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  • Stunaldo says:

    What a load of rubbish, think back to the lesson we gave Brighton when they came to “play football” against us ? We destroyed them, and as for ‘hoofball’ that is nonsense spoofed to mugs who can’t make up their own minds! I think we’ve played some decent football in the prem, it’s our first season back so I’m not sure what people expect?

  • BigKev says:

    BFS style has polarised a lot of the faithfull this time round.I for one have been appalled at our Jeckyl and Hyde performances this season especially away from home. Last season we seemed have less 1 dimensional up front. At present we are way more predictable and that is not how to survive long term in the Prem just ask Brum,Hull,Bolton. It may work for a while but as we have found recently once teams have sussed us Sam has no alternative approach play. He has done what has been asked of him. I wouldn’t expect to see on his contract “we play on the floor”. Having said that it is time for a rethink re the next step in maintaining Prem status and pushing forward, Sam is too 1 dimensional, Poyet and Di Canio are untested at Prem level. Would love to see the Special One at The Boleyn. Good Managers attract good players. If we do Spurs on Monday no doubt Sam will be lauded as a genius and we’re back to square 1.

  • Kevin Lofting says:

    I agree,Sam has been found out by the best and worst teams in the premiership.Our performance at Villa has to be one of the worst I can remember as a West Ham fan of 45 years and Sam tried to convince the faithful that we were unlucky in his after match summary!
    Not another season of Sam please! If we go to the Olympic stadium playing this crap,we will never fill it,even if we do manage to stay up which is in no way guaranteed on current form!

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