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Harry Kewell makes David Moyes claim that might surprise West Ham fans

West Ham United are in freefall and manager Manuel Pellegrini is fighting to save his job.

The Chilean is a under intense pressure as speculation swirls over his future.

West Ham have not won for eight games. And the Hammers put in another dismal display against bitter rivals Tottenham last time out.

The manner of West Ham’s nosedive from third to 17th in the table in just two months has seen a call for change among Hammers fans both in terms of manager and ownership.

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Pellegrini on the brink?

Supporters are realistic enough to know the latter is highly unlikely.

Fan anger has turned to apathy in recent weeks. And that usually ends badly for managers as owners start to get twitchy.

David Sullivan and David Gold are not the most popular people with their own supporters.

Reports in the likes of The Evening Standard claim former Hammers boss David Moyes is their preferred choice should they axe Pellegrini.

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Moyes the board’s preferred replacement – report

And that has only added further to the distrust between the terraces and the boardroom.

Moyes was widely regarded to have done a solid job when he saved West Ham from relegation after taking over from Slaven Bilic in November 2017.

But his six-month contract was not extended as title-winning boss Pellegrini was brought in.

Hammers fans, while grateful to Moyes and respectful of the job he did in difficult circumstances amid board protests, felt the Scot was too similar to Sam Allardyce in his approach.

There is an impression Moyes is not forward thinking and dynamic enough to lead the club forward.

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Kewell makes Moyes claim which may surprise Hammers fans

But speaking on Sky Sports’ The Debate on Wednesday night, former Premier League star Harry Kewell made a claim which may surprise West Ham fans.

“I heard great things coming out of West Ham about him (Moyes),” Kewell told The Debate.

“The players loved him. They enjoyed him. What he’d done at Everton was phenomenal, I mean to get the (Manchester) United job you have to have done something pretty special.

“He knows the club, he knows the fans and I’m sure he’ll get to know the players.”

Kewell’s fellow pundit on the show, Andy Townsend, agreed he would be a good fit.

“The Man United one for him was a tough scenario following on from Sir Alex,” Townsend added.

“But absolutely at West Ham, he went there and he did very well.

“It would be nice. I’d like to see some of the thorough British managers that we’ve had getting back involved (in the Premier League). There’s too many of them out of the game at the moment, the trend is to look at Germany and here, there and everywhere but I don’t see too many Jurgen Klopps out there at the moment.

“West Ham were desperate against Spurs, 3-2 flattered them massively. In the end it looked tight but it was anything but that. They’re in trouble at the moment West Ham so I would expect there will be changes there, I would.”


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