West Ham United fans are today debating whether the club should replace David Moyes with Eddie Howe.

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Howe left Bournemouth on Saturday by mutual consent after their relegation to the Championship.

West Ham survived that battle with Moyes finally getting the results and performances needed to ensure safety before the final game.

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Some Hammers fans unconvinced by Moyes

Some West Ham fans were – and are – unconvinced Moyes is the man to take the club forward.

A section of supporters feel the Hammers need a young manager with fresh ideas to build something.

Back in December when Manuel Pellegrini faced the sack at West Ham, Howe was heavily linked as a potential replacement.

Reliable insider ExWHUemployee claimed back then that Howe would be ‘very interested in the West Ham manager’s job’.

But co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold went with Moyes, who had been out of work since being let go by them following his first spell in charge.

With now Howe available it raised the question among West Ham fans who they would prefer to see as the club’s manager.

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Supporters debate replacing Moyes with former target Howe

Opinions varied on social media. But it appears Moyes has won many of his doubters over.

Not just by securing safety, but with the superb signings of Jarrod Bowen and Tomas Soucek.

Several fans have posted polls on Twitter for supporters to vote who they would prefer, Moyes or Howe.

And most of the results are well in favour of Moyes at the time of writing.

‘It would be very West Ham’

Some see the Scot take over 70% of the vote.

Football writer Seb Stafford-Bloor commented, pointing out it would be ‘very West Ham’ to take a wrecking ball to the rare period of stabilisation brought about under Moyes by getting rid of him and bringing in Howe.

But there are supporters who think Howe would be a more progressive appointment.

Here are a selection of comments on the situation from fans on Twitter.

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Majority of fans now prefer Moyes

 

‘I’d take Howe, Moyes is stuck in the past’

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