By Liam Thomas

12th Mar, 2023 | 10:10am

Michael Carrick prominent on West Ham United shortlist to replace David Moyes

West Ham have earmarked former Hammers midfielder and current Middlesbrough boss Michael Carrick as their potential next manager, according to the Sunday Mirror.

The newspaper reported via their print edition on Sunday (12 March, page 69) that Carrick is prominent on the shortlist of replacements for Moyes at the London Stadium after transforming Boro into promotion contenders.

Nevertheless, Moyes still seems to have the backing of the West Ham hierarchy for now and it’s unclear whether the board will act to sack him this season or not.


Appointing Carrick as the new West Ham boss would be a positive one for the team moving forward, a man who is doing wonders with Boro and understands the London club fully, having played at the academy.

His calm, cool and calculated manner makes him the ideal man to lead West Ham into the new campaign and hopefully, he’s at the very top of this supposed shortlist.

Carrick, who’s previously coached at Manchester United and even been their caretaker manager, isn’t the most experienced in the managerial hotseat but there are always risks involved when appointing a new head coach.

This may put off some fans from a potential Carrick appointment, but all in all, the West Ham hierarchy could do a lot worse than appointing the Englishman.

Something needs to change at West Ham and the biggest change needed is for Moyes to leave the London Stadium within the next few months.

It may sound slightly harsh given the job he has done with the team over the last few seasons but this campaign simply hasn’t been good enough to warrant Moyes staying.