David Moyes will attempt to turn West Ham’s season around following his appointment, and some pundits and former managers believe the Scot is capable.
Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp reckons Moyes’ less-entertaining but effective style can get the Hammers back on track, and has urged him to field both Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez in order to bring out the best out of the team.
The striking duo featured together in one of West Ham’s best performances this term – the 2-0 league victory over Huddersfield in September, and Redknapp wants Moyes to draw inspiration from that performance in determining his starting lineup.
Speaking on BBC Radio Five Live, the one-time QPR and Birmingham manager claimed: “The best I’ve seen West Ham play this season was the Huddersfield game at home.
“Andy Carroll play and they handed it to him at every opportunity, when they got in the final third.
“He dropped it down, the little guy Hernandez was lively and running off him and getting around him, and if that’s effective then that’s the way you’ve got to play.
“If I was there now I’d have to be honest, you’d get that style.”
Slaven Bilic wasn’t too keen on fielding both strikers together despite calls from many quarters to, and if Moyes will have them both leading his line remains to be seen.
Improved results within a short while will help the ex-Sunderland man win the fans and board over, but he might need to experiment first before eventually getting a winning formula.