By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

18th Jan, 2023 | 12:10pm

Jose Mourinho would love to manage West Ham United to become 'top dog' in London - pundit

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Frank McAvennie believes Jose Mourinho would love to replace David Moyes as West Ham manager to establish himself as the “top dog” in London.

Moyes is under severe pressure for his job after watching the Hammers fall into the relegation zone despite spending £170m during the summer on improving his squad.

But after naming Mourinho as the man he would want to see replace Moyes should he be sacked, McAvennie believes he would want to come in and assert himself as the “top dog” in London having previously manager Tottenham and Chelsea.

“I would never say anything about Moyes because he’s in the job, and he’s earned the chance to turn it around. But I got asked the question and I’d love to play for Jose Mourinho.

“As a footballer I just, he’d be great to play for. And it’s the same for Pep, it’s just a different type of football, but he’s a winner. He wins everywhere he goes.

“That’s what I say about West Ham. I wouldn’t mind him [Mourinho] being there because he would bring a new identity to West Ham. He’d love to be the top dog in London because he’s been at Chelsea and Tottenham, he’d love it.

“The boys would love it.

“But David Moyes is in the job and I don’t want Moyes to be sacked.

I’d rather he turned it and got us back up the table and stayed there.”