talkSPORT make strange claim that 43-year-old PL manager could replace Moyes at West Ham

Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper is being linked with taking over from David Moyes at West Ham United.

David Moyes has been under pressure in charge of West Ham at times this season, and the same can be said of Steve Cooper at Nottingham Forest.

However, the Hammers manager has turned things around recently, with three wins in a row in all competitions.

That said, there is still large sections of West Ham fans who have grown tired of the football on display week in, week out under the Scot.

It would be no surprise if a managerial change is made at the end of the season – something that has been widely reported on already.

If the Scot does leave the London Stadium, getting the correct replacement through the door will be key. And according to talkSPORT, David Sullivan could be looking to appoint a manager from one of our Premier League rivals to replace Moyes…

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David Moyes could be replaced by Steve Cooper at West Ham

talkSPORT reckon that Cooper is under consideration by the Hammers owners as a potential replacement for Moyes.

I’m sorry but I just don’t understand this one little bit. Make an upgrade on the Scot, sure. But Cooper, really?

Surely this is utter rubbish. I’m not belittling the job that Cooper has done at the City Ground – he has worked wonders in fairness to him.

But is he an upgrade on Moyes? I don’t think he is. Forest are currently sitting in 15th spot in the Premier League table, six places and seven points behind us.

The Reds finished below the Hammers in the table as well last season. Cooper, 43, has spent plenty of money in charge of Forest, as has Moyes at the London Stadium.

However, the Scot has a lot to show for his expenditure. The 60-year-old was the first manager to bring a major trophy to West Ham since 1980 last season.

Sure, his football is extremely dull to watch at times, but he’s been by far our most successful manager since the turn of the century, and probably for some time before that as well.

I believe he needs more respect than he gets, and that’s coming from someone who would like a younger, more progressive manager to take over from him at the end of the season.

I certainly don’t want Steve Cooper anywhere near West Ham.

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