Former Gunner Ray Parlour has explained why he feels West Ham United need to show urgency in appointing their next head coach.
The Hammers have been searching for a new boss ever since they swiftly announced they would not be offering Sam Allardyce a contract, after the club’s defeat against Newcastle on the final day of last season.
The new manager has plenty to look forward to when he is confirmed, with Parlour suggesting that the club’s qualification into Europe, showing West Ham need to get a man in place as quickly as possible.
“It will be interesting to see what they do because they need to make decisions soon and plan for next season – West Ham are going back to training early – Someone has to get in there and see what players are needed and decide how the club will move forward,” he said.
Regardless of the players who have been released already by West Ham, the club will retain a good squad and one, which should have enough about them to make it through the initial round of qualifying for the Europa League.
The next manager is going to be under a little bit of pressure to make changes before that early competitive game in July, but the real test will come at the start of the Premier League and when the Europa League group stage gets underway.
It’s a case of common sense for the Hammers. The earlier they appoint their next boss, the longer he has to make changes.
However, they can’t panic because the next man needs to be in place to make changes for several years and not just the next couple of months.