David Moyes is in the frame to take over at West Ham United, should the club decide to sack Sam Allardyce, according to the Daily Mirror.

Allardyce is the favourite amongst bookmakers to be the first boss to lose his job when the new season gets underway, having fallen out of favour with Hammers supporters last term.

The board and Allardyce have since been at loggerheads, with owners David Gold and David Sullivan keen for the team to play a more expansive style of football.

Allardyce has been accused of implementing long ball tactics at Upton Park, and knows he needs to offer an improvement in performances as well as results.

The Hammers have a difficult opening six weeks of the season, with games against Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester United.

And should there be no sign of immediate improvement, Allardyce knows he will find it hard to hang onto his job.

And should the Hammers decide on a change, David Moyes is understood to be a frontrunner, following his sacking from Manchester United in April.

Allardyce has been further rocked by the news of another injury to Andy Carroll, and is looking to bring in former Chelsea forward Samuel Eto’o as cover.

Speaking about the prospect of signing Eto’o, Allardyce said: “The chairman was looking at a younger player but Samuel is still available and we have decided it should be considered if we are not successful.

“Enner Valencia joined us yesterday but he needs three weeks work before we consider him for the first team.”

 

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