In light of David Moyes’ dismissal, West Ham United want to appoint Steve Cooper, manager of Nottingham Forest, to succeed him.
TalkSPORT claims that West Ham is considering appointing Steve Cooper, the manager of Nottingham Forest, to succeed David Moyes in the summer.
The radio station claims that Cooper is under pressure following just one victory in his previous nine Premier League games at the City Ground, as published on their official website on November 28.
Cooper’s contract and Moyes’ contract are set to expire at the end of the current campaign, therefore Crystal Palace is keeping a watch on him in case they decide to replace Roy Hodgson.
“TalkSPORT understands that Crystal Palace is planning to pursue Steve Cooper in the event that he decides to leave Nottingham Forest.”
Following a record of just one victory in nine Premier League games, Cooper is facing increased pressure at the City Ground.
The report reads, “Cooper is also considered a potential successor to David Moyes at West Ham when his contract ends in the summer.”
Moyes has managed in the Premier League before and has performed admirably at the London Stadium for the great bulk of that period.
However, he has actually led us as far as he can with his style and pragmatism given the way he has built the group, so if West Ham wants to keep moving forward, they need to consider making changes in the dugout.
Even though Cooper is a well-liked coach and has had success in his career, he hasn’t shown much at the highest level, therefore there are a lot of questions about whether he is a better coach than Moyes.
In the event that the club decides not to extend Moyes’ contract with West Ham past this season, there will be little purpose if the successor is not an obvious improvement who has an attacking style and a track record of winning trophies.
Never mind that Cooper is none of those things and would be a tremendous gamble at this point; it’s understandable that fans aren’t overly thrilled about it.