West Ham have endured a torrid time of late. An incredibly poor run of performances for the duration of the season so far has left fans baying for blood, and many expect manager David Moyes to depart sooner rather than later.
In a recent interview, Stade de Reims manager Will Still revealed that his ultimate dream job would be taking the reins at West Ham. With the Hammers toiling and Moyes looking more and more out of his depth, could we see Still in the West Ham dugout? Let’s find out.
Who is Will Still?
Will Still is a Belgian football coach and manager who is currently in place as manager of Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims.
Still began his managerial career as assistant coach of Preston North End u14. From there, he worked as a video analyst for Belgian minnows Sint-Truiden, under manager Yannick Ferrera. He followed Ferrera to Standard Liege, where he helped the club win the Belgian Cup.
Since then, Still held various assistant positions at clubs across Belgium, and briefly served as manager of Beerschot. Eventually, Still made his way to France, where he was appointed as manager of Reims in October 2022 after the sacking of Oscar Garcia. Reims have played 17 games under the stewardship of Still, winning eight, drawing eight, and losing one. Not bad for an inexperienced manager, but certainly still room for improvement.
What’s Happening at West Ham?
West Ham are one of London’s most widely supported clubs. Thousands of fans purchase West Ham tickets online every week to follow and cheer on the Hammers. For such a proud footballing institution, this season has been particularly difficult. Despite success in the past two seasons, manager David Moyes has overseen a total capitulation that has landed West Ham squarely in the relegation zone.
In 18th place with just 20 points, West Ham have played 23 games, winning only five, drawing five, and losing an unbelievable total of 19. This shocking run of form comes after having strengthened in both the summer and winter transfer windows, spending millions on players such as Gianluca Scamacca, Lucas Paqueta, and Nayef Aguerd.
For a team that finished seventh last season and sixth the season before, the potential for relegation is unthinkable for West Ham. David Moyes is under real pressure to turn things around.
Could Still Replace Moyes?
After West Ham’s latest defeat, shipping two to Tottenham, Moyes was under more pressure than ever before. However, in a move that surprised everyone, West Ham came out in support of the struggling Scot, maintaining that he would be given time to fix the mess the club is in.
Some more cynical fans were quick to accuse West Ham of only making this decision due to a lack of suitable replacements. This will certainly have caught the attention of Will Still. He’ll be watching the situation very carefully, and will no doubt jump at the chance to replace Moyes and secure the job of his dreams. Unless some kind of miracle happens, West Ham look unlikely to turn things around, so we could be seeing a new face in the dugout very soon.