Downing predicts big changes at West Ham this summer

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West Ham United's Stewart Downing feels change is inevitable at the club this summer.

West Ham United midfielder Stewart Downing has told the club’s website what he feels the club’s new manager will be faced with, as well as predicting change for the players.

Sam Allardyce is not being kept on as Hammers boss for next season and it will be interesting to see who the club appoint as they look to get into Europe by the time of the move to the Olympic Stadium at Stratford.

“Whoever comes in has obviously got really good players and we’ve proved this season that we can mix it with the best,” he said.

“I’m sure there will be a lot of changes in the summer. Sam Allardyce and his backroom will go, so there is going to be a whole new management side with new ideas.”

“I’m guessing there will be new players coming in because there will be people leaving who are out of contract etcetera, so there will be a lot of changes.”

The current group of players at West Ham have all angles covered in terms of giving the man coming in a very strong spine running through the side, which he can work with.

It’s important that a new boss is appointed quickly, which will allow that individual to make a fast judgement over the staff coming in and then everyone can focus on where the squad needs to be improved.

Injuries over the second half of the season did expose some flaws in West Ham’s current squad, especially up front where winger Enner Valencia was asked to play on different occasions.

Change is inevitable but what the new manager can do is settle things down quickly to make sure that West Ham don’t miss out as they hunt for new players and plan for pre-season.

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