Joe Cole is of the belief that West Ham United boss David Moyes “will have suitors” as he has done “very well” with the Hammers.
Moyes was the man chosen to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Man Utd in 2013. His reign ended in April 2014 with United seventh in the Premier League.
The Scotsman has managed Real Sociedad, Sunderland and West Ham since then. He left the Hammers in June 2018 but he returned in December 2019 with them 17th in the table.
Under Moyes, the Hammers stayed up and in 2020/21 they enjoyed a phenomenal season as they finished sixth in the Premier League.
The Londoners currently sit seventh and they reached the semi-final stage of the Europa League. They were knocked out of the competition by Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday.
Following their exit, Cole suggested that rivals will be interested in appointing Moyes:
“We have to be careful because West Ham lost tonight but you have to look at the whole story,” Cole told BT Sport.
“When he came through the door, when he came back to the club, he bought a steeliness to the club and he will be very proud of his players.
“There was nothing wrong with the West Ham performance, it was moments. I think he’s at the peak of his career, he is a better manager now than when he took the Manchester United. He’s gone away, looked at things, has improved.
“There will be suitors for David Moyes from what he has done at this club because it has been 40 odd years since West Ham have been at this stage of a [European] competition before and it’s been on a budget at well. It’s a small squad, he’s done very well.”
Chris Sutton hit out at West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell for getting sent off in the second leg loss to Frankfurt:
“I thought it was a red the first time I saw it. I think it’s poor defending from Cresswell.
“This ball travels a long way and he takes a risk trying to nip in front of Hauge, who’s used his body extremely well.
“If he’s not sure he’s going to win it then he shouldn’t risk it. He does and it’s a denial of an obvious goalscoring opportunity.
“Hauge uses his body correctly and the referee was right to be sent to the monitor and overturn the yellow card.
“It’s an absolute nightmare scenario for David Moyes but it’s the correct decision.”