Joey Barton delivers verdict on who should be next West Ham boss as Bilic sacked
By George Brooks
Harry Redknapp has what it takes to be the next West Ham manager, says Joey Barton.
Slaven Bilic was sacked as manager of the club today after Saturday’s disappointing performance in the 4-1 home defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League.
The news was announced on the official West Ham Twitter page on Monday.
The Chairmen and board of West Ham United would like to place on record their thanks and gratitude to Slaven Bilic and his team.https://t.co/rg0Jvoh9Tf
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) November 6, 2017
Former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss David Moyes is rumoured to be interested in becoming the club’s next manager.
However, Barton believes that former boss Redknapp could be the man to get the players firing again.
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“I think they could do a lot worse than Harry Redknapp, it wouldn’t be the worst appointment,” Barton told talkSPORT.
“He’s one of their own, he’s a former player and former manager, and he’d definitely get a few of the players on-side.”
After the weekend’s results, West Ham find themselves in the Premier League relegation zone and without a win in their last four league matches.
Redknapp took charge of Birmingham City with three games remaining last season and helped them avoid relegation from the Championship by winning their final two matches.
He was sacked by the Blues earlier this season though, after losing six of their first eight league matches and suggested that he would not take up another managerial role in football.
However, the 70-year-old hinted last week that he may a consider a possible return to management after being linked with the Sunderland job.
Redknapp was West Ham’s manager from 1994 to 2001 and could be the man to lift a team who are low on confidence.
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