With the Premier League season nearing its end, West Ham is facing a tense finish to avoid relegation, as they are only one point above the bottom three with just 11 games left to play.
If they end up being relegated, or even if they manage to stay in the league, there’s a possibility that the board will be searching for a new manager.
Brendan Rodgers, who recently left his position as Leicester City manager, has emerged as a potential candidate, and it seems that some people in east London are supportive of him.
Despite the negative conclusion, the 50-year-old’s tenure with the Foxes was largely noteworthy.
According to the club, Rodgers is considered “one of the most successful managers” in their history, having achieved victories in the FA Cup, Community Shield, and maintained the team’s competitiveness in European competitions.
In his parting statement, the manager referenced his success saying: “The players, my staff and I gave it our all every single day and I will always be proud of what we were able to achieve together. Winning against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in 2021, to deliver a first FA Cup for the club and its supporters, together with securing European qualification in consecutive seasons are moments I will never forget.”
Furthermore, he hinted at the prospect of considering a new opportunity in the near future by stating, “I’m now looking forward to having a chance to reflect and recharge and get ready for the next opportunity.”
Therefore, if Moyes departs in the summer, but has successfully aided West Ham in preserving their Premier League position, Rodgers may be willing to consider the job.
Given that he appears to be well-regarded within the club, it could be a potential development worth monitoring.
Moyes to make three changes amid fresh injury worry
For the match against Newcastle United on April 5th at the London Stadium, David Moyes is expected to make three adjustments to West Ham United’s starting lineup.
Nayef Aguerd’s debut goal for the club secured a crucial win against Southampton on April 2nd, but there may be some worrying news for Moyes and his players ahead of Wednesday’s game.
BBC Sport reported on April 4th that the Moroccan defender will require monitoring before the match after dealing with a nagging hip problem that has caused concern around the club throughout the season.
Furthermore, during the press conference preceding the game, David Moyes confirmed that Gianluca Scamacca will need two weeks of knee rehabilitation, rendering him unavailable.
Lukasz Fabianski, who kept a clean sheet against Southampton after his recent facial injury, is anticipated to retain his place in goal.
Moyes may be compelled to employ a three-man backline to tighten up the defense, with Angelo Ogbonna likely replacing the potentially injured Aguerd, flanked by Kurt Zouma and Thilo Kehrer.
Vladimir Coufal and Emerson should fill the wing-back positions, having delivered impressive performances for their respective countries and clubs lately.
Lucas Paqueta, who contributed significantly to a fabulous defensive performance against Southampton, is expected to partner with Declan Rice in a two-man midfield, with Soucek likely to be benched following yet another poor showing on April 2nd, completing just 11 of his 21 attempted passes.
Jarrod Bowen, who was the primary threat against the Saints despite his lack of goals and assists this season, is likely to retain his position on the right.
Said Benrahma is expected to begin again, although the returning Maxwel Cornet is likely pushing for a starting role after recovering from his calf problem.
With Moyes now possessing attacking alternatives, the Algerian international will need to elevate his performance levels.
Moyes must choose between January signing Danny Ings, who has struggled since his arrival, and Michail Antonio, who is likely to be preferred due to his experience in this type of situation.