Neil Ruddock wants Brighton & Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton in charge at West Ham United

Sunderland's Scottish manager David Moyes gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in London on May...

West Ham United are believed to be looking for a manager to replace Slaven Bilic.

Sunderland's Scottish manager David Moyes gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in London on May...

Neil Ruddock has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, which was broadcast on TalkSPORT, that West Ham United should not go anywhere near David Moyes.

Moyes is currently a heavily odds-on favourite to land the job at West Ham, with Slaven Bilic seemingly heading towards the exit door.

But Ruddock believes that Moyes is now past it as a manager, and West Ham should be looking at Brighton & Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton instead.

David Moyes, you’re having a laugh, aren’t you!? I don’t know the man, but seriously what’s he going to do there,” Ruddock questioned.

David Moyes manager of Sunderland looks on prior to the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland at the Riverside Stadium on April 26, 2017 in Middlesbrough, England.

“He did a great job at Everton and they were disciplined, but I think he’s lost that with his track record over the last three or four years. It’s Chris Hughton for me, absolute nailed on.”

Despite Ruddock’s protestations it seems very likely that Moyes will be given the role as West Ham boss.

Bilic is likely to be dismissed following West Ham’s heavy defeat against Liverpool at the weekend.

The Hammers are currently in 18th place in the Premier League table, and with fears rising that they could be relegated, West Ham’s board has decided that a change is needed.

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland looks on during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at Stadium of Light on May 13, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

Rumours that Moyes is set to take over at the London Stadium have been greeted with derision by many West Ham fans, who feel he is the wrong manager to take charge.

Moyes has failed in his last two jobs at Sunderland and Real Sociedad, and will have a lot to prove if he is given the West Ham job.

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