With Sam Allardyce’s West Ham future up in the air, reports concerning the club’s managerial plans are always going to catch fans’ attention.
So far both Jurgen Klopp and David Moyes have turned us down (apparently), while other targets like Rafa Benitez and Slaven Bilic have distanced themselves from the job.
But ESPN claim we have approached Derby County boss Steve McClaren today, just days after he reportedly turned down the chance to take the vacant post at Newcastle.
McClaren turned that down because he wants to finish the job he started at Derby, particularly after he monumentally failed to reach the play-offs after spending months at the top of the Championship this season.
His failure as England manager and recent struggles at Derby have had West Ham fans absolutely outraged at the possibility of him replacing Sam Allardyce in the summer.
For us it’s a bit of an uncalled for and far fetched reaction, particularly when you consider McClaren guided Middlesbrough to a surprise UEFA Cup final in 2006 and won the Eredivisie with outsiders FC Twente in 2010.
So he’s not as bad as everything thinks, though it’s still not enough for West Ham fans. Here are some of their responses to the question we asked on Twitter earlier…
— WestHamWorld.co.uk (@WestHamWorld) May 11, 2015
@WestHamWorld Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooopoooooooooppppppppppppppppppppppppp Wayyyyyyy
— Dave RedgewellOS2016 (@redgewd) May 11, 2015
— Rossco1 (@REllenor) May 11, 2015
@WestHamWorld would be gutted if he ends up as our manager personally
— Greg richardson (@rakis14) May 11, 2015
— Dave.G 父 (@goodyhammer1) May 11, 2015
@WestHamWorld don't rate him at all he couldn't even get derby up…
— Sarith (@IsarithI) May 11, 2015
@WestHamWorld step sidewards for me
— ⚒ Boonie ⚒ (@Joel_Boon) May 11, 2015
— David J (@davejhammer) May 11, 2015
@WestHamWorld No why take someone who failed as England and Derby's Manager would rather keep Sam A with Teddie as his deputy in waiting
— Lynda M Lynch (@Unhammer50) May 11, 2015
@WestHamWorld I will refuse to buy a season ticket if this happens
— James (@jameeeeeeeees_) May 11, 2015