By James Murray

20th Nov, 2023 | 6:10am

Journalist details whether Michael Carrick likely to replace David Moyes at West Ham United

There is a “big question mark” over whether Michael Carrick is ready to take on the managerial role at West Ham, according to Paul Brown.

Speaking to GiveMeSport on Sunday (19 November), the former Daily Star journalist said the Middlesbrough manager has “quite a lot of learning to do” before he can be considered for the Hammers job.

He added that there is also “no indication” at the moment that David Moyes will be leaving, meaning it’s too early to be putting any names in the frame to replace him.

“Yeah, Carrick’s quite a young manager,” said Brown. “It would be fun to see him at West Ham but I think he still has quite a lot of learning to do and whether he’s ready for that kind of role is a big question mark. It doesn’t feel like one that Tim Steidten would push for if Moyes was to leave.

“But there’s no indication at the moment that David Moyes will be leaving, so I think it’s probably premature to be putting any names in the frame.”

Too soon

It perhaps does feel a bit too soon for Carrick to be linked with the West Ham job after he hasn’t actually achieved much in management.

He had an excellent campaign last season as he led Middlesbrough to the Championship playoffs, but that isn’t enough just yet for him to make the move to the London Stadium.

Although some fans would see it as quite a risk to be taken, many of them would be right behind the former Hammer after his previous exploits at the club.

It is definitely too premature to be considering any managers for the position, though, as Moyes is likely to get until at least the end of the season.

It will then depend on where we are at the point as to whether he receives a new deal or we decide to move on and take a different approach moving forward.

In other West Ham news, an insider has revealed how long a Hammers star could be out for after picking up a “bad” injury on international duty.