West Ham United owners David Gold and David Sullivan should show some ‘ambition’ by appointing former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers as the club’s next manager, says TalkSPORT pundit Ian ‘Moose’ Abrahams.
Slaven Bilic was fired from his position as manager earlier today after months of speculation surrounding his future in East London.
While former Sunderland and Manchester United boss David Moyes is hotly tipped to be the Croatian’s successor at the London Stadium, Abrahams believes the powers that be should show more ambition and appoint Brendan Rodgers instead.
“Moyes coming in for six months, what’s the point? He can’t do anything, you’re not going to give him any money spend in January if he’s not going to be there long term.” the Moose said on TalkSPORT.
“I think they [West Ham board] should show some ambition and fly up to Glasgow and open a suitcase and say ‘how much Brendan?’
“Having made history at the weekend with Celtic, what more has Brendan Rodgers got to achieve up there?
“Just win more titles? That’s not testing yourself as a manager.
“Beating Hamilton and Ross County and Motherwell every other week? That’s not testing yourself as a manager.
“Come back to England, come back to the Premier League, you’re a hero, a legend at Celtic.
“Manage West Ham, big club, big ambition and big things to do at West Ham and then you can move back to a top six club in the Premier League – for me that would be the way forward for West Ham.”
Before his time in Scotland, Rodgers helped guide Swansea City to the Premier League in 2011, before moving on to Liverpool where he came close to securing the Reds’ first ever Premier League title.
“There is a tremendous, tremendous football manager at Celtic. At the moment there is a dearth of really good managers that are either available or that you can go and get.
“Brendan Rodgers is by far and away the best, and I think if West Ham had real ambition they wouldn’t just plan for the interim.”