Banners calling for Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers to be sacked should give West Ham food for thought over the future.

One thing has become abundantly clear at West Ham of late whether some fans like it or not, David Moyes is here until the summer at least.

There is not that same level of certainty surrounding Brendan Rodgers at Leicester, though.

After just 15 wins in 53 Premier League games across this season and last, many West Ham fans have been calling for Moyes’ head.

The Hammers and Leicester City are two of nine sides separated by just four points in what looks set to be one of – if not the – tightest Premier League relegation battles ever.

Rodgers and Moyes are overseeing massively underwhelming and underachieving seasons with Leicester and West Ham.

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Banners calling for Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers to be sacked should give West Ham food for thought over future

But both have wildly contrasting football philosophies in their approach to the game.

And both have also had wildly contrasting transfer budgets too.

Rodgers has had next to no money to spend and has lost some of his key players including captain Kasper Schmeichel and Wesley Fofana in recent windows.

The Foxes boss even admitted earlier this season he is envious of the backing and money Moyes has had at West Ham.

Even if Moyes keeps West Ham up this season, many want to see a change of manager in the summer.

Over at the King Power they are pushing for change a lot sooner.

And banners calling for Leicester manager Rodgers to be sacked should give West Ham food for thought over the future.

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The argument from insiders quoting sources behind the scenes at West Ham is that there are no good alternatives available to Moyes to make it worthwhile sacking the Scot.

That does not wash with many Hammers fans who are now wholly apathetic to the fact Moyes is here until at least the summer.

But should Rodgers be given his marching orders under increasing pressure from Leicester fans West Ham should make him their number one target come the summer, even if they do survive.

Obviously if Moyes keeps West Ham up and manages to win the Europa Conference League then he will have earned the right to remain.

That appears the only scenario in which many fans will accept Moyes staying at the London Stadium, though.

Rodgers’ Leicester are only struggling due to the financial constraints which have seen him unable to spend on his squad and have to sell key stars.

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Chalk and cheese, night and day – would you take Rodgers at West Ham?

Moyes has spent nearly £190m in the last two windows and the Hammers are sat below Leicester in the relegation zone.

Rodgers is an attack-minded manager who would be a major upgrade on Moyes and would bring a fresh, modern approach.

He could be just what West Ham need to get the most out of their expensively assembled squad and players like Lucas Paqueta.

Imagine, for example, Gianluca Scamacca in the Leicester side. You just know Rodgers would make that work and the Italian would be fed service by the likes of James Maddison.

If – as the banners at the King Power of late suggest – Leicester fans really do want Rodgers out, West Ham should be waiting with open arms come the summer.


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