By Guy Giles
Former West Ham striker Dean Ashton has slated David Moyes after the Scot was installed as odds-on favourite to replace Slaven Bilic as Hammers manager.
Bilic was axed by the West Ham board on Monday after a poor start to the season saw the Hammers drop into the Premier League relegation zone, and former Everton and Manchester United boss Moyes is at the top of the list of replacements.
Moyes is 1/20 with SkyBet to be appointed as the next manager at the London Stadium, with Ronald Koeman the next on the list at 7/1.
And now Ashton has admitted his worry for the club if they appoint Moyes, who left his last job at Sunderland after the Black Cats were relegated last season.
Ashton told the Express: “As a player David Moyes coming in wouldn’t inspire me.
“I feel for the West Ham fans. It looks like we’re going to try and scramble our way to safety for the rest of the season and that will be another season gone with no inspiration.”
However, Ashton did admit that Moyes’ experience and defensive know-how would potentially help to stabilise the club after their poor start.
He said: “David Moyes has got plenty of experience and will organise them defensively because that’s what he’s always done.”
In other West Ham news, Slaven Bilic made this honest admission immediately after his sacking as manager.