Cottee: Moyes would protect the 'most important' thing at West Ham

Former West Ham United striker Tony Cottee says he'd be happy if the club appointed David Moyes as manager.

Former West Ham United striker Tony Cottee explained in a podcast for Knees Up Mother Brown what he sees as the main issue for the club.

Cottee has suggested that regardless of who the manager is next season, the most important thing for the Hammers is always going to be ensuring that they stay in the Premier League.

“The most important thing for us is that we retain our Premier League status – If we get someone like David Moyes then I don’t really see that as an issue,” said Cottee.

“I like David Moyes as a person and I like what he did at Everton – I don’t see that as a problem.”

Current Real Sociedad manager David Moyes would be a solid option to lead the club and someone who is ideally suited to keeping any club in the top flight of English football.

However, there would be the same doubt surrounding his arrival at the club, which currently exists surrounding Sam Allardyce; is he good enough to power the Hammers into Europe?

With West Ham shortly set for a move into the Olympic Stadium at Stratford, the club’s owners will have big ambitions and will want the club to consolidate as a top six side in the Premier League.

Moyes got Everton up to a point where they flirted with the top places in the division, but he failed epically with Manchester United, as they plummeted to a seventh place finish, which was their worst in the modern Premier League era, last season.

Cottee’s suggestion of the main aim at West Ham sets the bar low, but the people controlling the club will raise it rapidly with the right appointment this summer.

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