By Laura O'Leary

6th Nov, 2017 | 4:42pm

'There are far better candidates' – Cascarino slams West Ham as reported decision expected imminently

By Laura O’Leary

Tony Cascarino was less than flattering about West Ham’s reported decision to appoint David Moyes as their new manager, stating there are “far better candidates.”

In his column for The Times, the former footballer held nothing back when analysing the situation at West Ham.

He wrote: “There are far better candidates out there than David Moyes.

“If you look at his past three jobs it is hard to see how he deserves a go at West Ham United.

“If he is going to be a success he will need to perform as well as he did at Everton — and then some.”

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It is widely reported that David Moyes will take over as manager at West Ham within 24 hours after Slaven Bilic was given his marching orders.

Bilic was sacked on Monday after West Ham failed to win any of their last four Premier League games, with a 4-1 defeat to Liverpool being the final straw.

The poor start to season has left the Hammers in the relegation zone with only nine points from their first 11 games.

Moyes has not been in a managerial position since he left Sunderland in May 2017.

The 54-year-old took over at Sunderland in July 2016, and during his short reign they were relegated from the Premier League.

This was the first relegation of Moyes’ career and the first time in 10 years that Sunderland had suffered a relegation.

Before his reign at Sunderland, Moyes had an unsuccessful time as manager of Real Sociedad and a heavily criticised spell at Manchester United.

In other West Ham news, Steven Gerrard has slammed the club’s fans after their 4-1 loss to Liverpool.

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