Danny Murphy and Jermaine Jenas disagreed over who should be the next West Ham boss, when speaking on the BBC’s Match of the Day programme last night.

Manuel Pellegrini was relieved of his duties as Hammers manager late last night, after his side were beaten 2-1 at home to Leicester City.

David Moyes and Sam Allardyce have both been touted as potential replacements for the Chilean.

And Murphy shared why Big Sam could be the man for the job, when speaking during an appearance on BBC’s Match of the Day programme:

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Sam Allardyce (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

“If you’re going to go backwards and you’re going to use someone you’ve used before, who you can trust, it’d be Big Sam for me to make sure they stay up. He’s done it more often than David Moyes. If you’re looking at short-term – staying in the division.”

Jenas disagreed, however:

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David Moyes (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

“I think they will probably revert back to something like that. I think David Moyes did a good job, and I think they’ll go back there. Whether that’s going to keep West Ham fans happy… I’m not sure.”

So, who next for the Hammers?

In truth, however, neither manager would inspire the West Ham fans.


Moyes and Allardyce both did decent jobs during their respective stints in charge of the Hammers. But they are surely not the men to take the Hammers to the next level.

They would most likely keep West Ham up, but that’s about as far as either of them could take the east London outfit.

David Sullivan and David Gold always like to do things on the cheap. So Moyes and Allardyce would be perfect candidates for the Hammers owners, considering that they are both currently out of work.

They really should be aiming higher, however.

West Ham have great potential as a football club. But their soul is slowly and systematically being ripped out of them by the current owners.

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