Ex-West Ham winger Julian Faubert has claimed that David Moyes is ‘lucky’ to still be manager of West Ham, and has named who he thinks should replace him.
The Hammers are currently in the midst of a relegation battle after a dramatic downfall since their seventh-place finish last season, leaving the future of the Scottish coach in doubt.
Faubert was a real fan favourite at Upton Park during his stint at West Ham between 2007 and 2015 and hasn’t minced his words when talking about Moyes.
The Hammers are currently in danger of dropping into the Championship for the first time since 2012, with as many as nine different teams in the relegation battle.
West Ham picked up a vital three points after beating Fulham at Craven Cottage last Saturday, in a game that was billed as a ‘must win’ for Moyes’ future.
However, with the London club still only three points above the bottom three, they certainly aren’t out of danger yet, and the manager’s job is still far from secure.
Faubert wants Brendan Rodgers in for Moyes
Faubert often talks about his love for West Ham on social media and has opened up numerous times about how much he enjoyed his time with the club.
Clearly, he has been keeping a keen eye on his former club’s performances and isn’t convinced that Moyes is the right man moving forward.
Speaking to Football.London, Faubert said: “David Moyes is lucky to still be in charge of West Ham, if I’m honest.
“Especially when you look at how many managers have been sacked in the Premier League this season, and the performances we’ve seen from his team over the last few months.
“I was surprised when I saw in the news that he still has the backing of the board.
“I’ve said it before; I hope they don’t make the same mistake as they did when they appointed Avram Grant.
“As far as the next replacement goes, I’d like to see someone come in who is already associated with the club in some way.
“In an ideal world, they’d bring in someone who supports the club, someone who has spent a lot of time around the place, because there’s something special about West Ham, and you’ll only know it if you’ve been a part of it before.
“I want someone to come in who loves the club. Of the names that are out there now, though, I’d like Brendan Rodgers – I could see him being a good fit.
“I don’t see them going for a foreign manager – unless it was me! I think they need to stick with a British guy, someone who understands the identity of the club.”