Jason Cundy has suggested that West Ham United should target Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe.
Cundy went on to reveal that he believes the Hammers would be a step up for the Bournemouth manager, who doesn’t have many other options available to him in the future.
“What are the options available to him?” he said on talkSPORT.
“Yes, it’s a step up. Without a doubt.
“Pellegrini’s not going to give you that (a fresh approach), Eddie Howe will.”
Howe has been at Bournemouth since 2009, starting in charge while the club was in League Two, eventually guiding them to the Premier League.
There is no doubting the fact that Howe would bring a fresh dynamic to the London Stadium should West Ham be able to tempt him into taking charge. Cundy is right in saying that the Hammers should target a manager like that. There have been too many occasions in the recent past, where the London club have given an older experienced manager, such as David Moyes, big money to try and consistently finish in the top seven of the Premier League, and it hasn’t paid off. Howe would be a welcome change from all of that, but it surely depends on whether or not the Hammers can convince him that it is a step up. Bournemouth are currently three points above West Ham in the Premier League, after spending less money. Howe has put together a youthful squad that is only going to get better, so it is hard to see him taking a job at West Ham, where they have a lot of big earners not pulling their weight currently, as well as some ageing players on long-term deals – something he doesn’t have to deal with at the Cherries.