Former striker rips into West Ham over David Moyes plan

Date published: Monday 6th November 2017 12:51 - James Marshment

Former West Ham striker Dean Ashton has hit out at the Hammers for what he feels will be a big mistake in naming David Moyes as manager.

The Hammers on Monday morning confirmed that Slaven Bilic had been axed following Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at home to Liverpool – and former Everton and Man Utd boss Moyes is the red-hot favourite for the vacancy.

But having struggled during his last three appointments at Sunderland, Real Sociedad and United, Ashton believes appointing the Scot is a serious gamble.

“No of course they won’t,” Ashton said when asked if the fans would be excited by Moyes.

“David Moyes has got plenty of experience and will organise them defensively because that’s what he’s always done.

“I feel for the West Ham fans. It looks like we’re going to try and scramble our way to safety for the rest of the season and that will be another season gone with no inspiration.

“And if that’s the way the club is going to go – well people are still going to back the club and the fans are still going to.

“But I can see why it’s not inspirational. As a player David Moyes coming in wouldn’t inspire me.

“That’s going to be hard for David Moyes – he will have to overcome that straightaway.”

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