Journalist reveals potential David Moyes successor

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According to journalist Dean Jones, Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Gary O’Neil could be a potential replacement for David Moyes this summer.

West Ham United started the season on a high and the confidence from the Conference League victory appeared to carry through to the first few weeks and months of the new season, however, it is safe to say that momentum has run out.

Indeed, David Moyes will be delighted that his side saw off Brentford at the London Stadium on Monday night, but the victory came after an eight-game winless run in all competitions after being knocked out of both the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup simultaneously.

The downward spiral the Hammers found themselves in rightfully drew questions as to whether Moyes’ management had run its course and supporters have been getting more and more vocal with each passing defeat about the Scotsman’s position at the club.

It has been reported today that the board plan to back Moyes to see out the season with the expectation that the manager can deliver a competitive run in the remainder of the Europa League campaign and can secure a spot in the Premier League top seven to qualify for Europe next season.

However, with the former Manchester United boss out of contract in the summer, his long-term future is not promised and it is expected that the board will assess the situation when it comes to that point at the end of the campaign, and not before.

It then begs the question as to who would be a suitable successor for Moyes, a manager who can deliver beyond the expectations that he has exceeded by winning the club’s first major trophy in decades.

Journalist Dean Jones has revealed that Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Gary O’Neil is a coach that the Hammers hierarchy have taken a shine to in recent weeks.


“At the moment, we’re getting towards the stage where West Ham are going to be looking for a new manager. While Gary O’Neil isn’t going to be the top target for them, I have heard that he is somebody they like.”

“I would be surprised if he didn’t at least crop up on a list of names if and when Moyes does end up losing his job, so that is one to keep in mind.

“As soon as he starts getting linked to West Ham, I think Wolves fans will suddenly love him even more and want him to stay.”

Our verdict on Gary O’Neil to West Ham…

There is no doubt that Gary O’Neil would be a fantastic appointment for the Hammers, however, it is highly unlikely Wolves would be happy to part ways with their manager.

The former Bournemouth boss joined the Midlands club in the summer, has been a breath of fresh air since being given a second chance in Premier League football and has finally started to get Wolves churning consistent results, as well as playing attractive football.

However, O’Neil does have a strong connection to the East London outfit as he made 56 appearances for the Hammers in his playing days, so if the opportunity did arise to snatch the Englishman from his role at Molineux, it would not likely take too much convincing under the right circumstances.

With that being said, it will be interesting to see who the board at West Ham make their top target to replace Moyes or whether they will put faith in their current manager for another season.

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