West Ham are reportedly considering a number of candidates should they choose to sack David Moyes in the coming weeks and Carlos Corberan could be a big upgrade on the Scotsman at the London Stadium.
Could Corberan replace Moyes at West Ham?
According to The Guardian, Moyes could survive with the Hammers due to a lack of available options, although Corberan is viewed as a future target after his recent transformation of West Brom.
The Spaniard was recently linked with a return to Leeds United, as he worked as a coach under Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road, but he instead affirmed his commitment to the Baggies, where he has proven to be a revelation since taking over from Steve Bruce late last year.
During his time with the Yorkshire club, he would earn a lot of praise from the legendary Bielsa, who said:
“Carlos is a good colleague, I have found that. He is very talented. I listen more to his opinion than I give mine to him.”
However, should West Brom falter in their hopes of achieving promotion back to the top flight this season, then Corberan may well be tempted with a move to the London Stadium, provided that the Hammers can maintain their own Premier League status.
Saturday’s game at home to Nottingham Forest is a crucial one from West Ham’s perspective and another loss could be the final straw for the West Ham board, so it is no surprise that they are already being linked with potential successors to Moyes, and the stats suggest that Corberan could be an upgrade.
Would Corberan be better for West Ham than Moyes?
This season has seen Moyes muster just 0.87 points per game in the Premier League with West Ham, which if maintained, could easily see the Hammers drop into the second tier just a year after reaching the Europa League semi-final.
In his second spell with the club, the former Manchester United boss has taken charge of 154 matches in total, winning 69, drawing 28 and losing 57, with an overall points-per-game record of 1.54, which emphasises how disappointing this season has been.
Corberan, meanwhile, would massively overachieve with Huddersfield Town during his time with the Terriers, averaging 1.41 points per match before leading them to the Championship playoff final last season, before a less successful stint with Olympiacos.
However, the 39-year-old’s return to England has proven to be an inspired decision by the West Brom board, as he has transformed them from relegation candidates to promotion contenders, averaging a phenomenal 1.84 points per game with the Baggies thus far.
Therefore, he has experience in turning struggling sides around and given that West Ham’s Premier League status is on the line, Corberan would surely be an upgrade on Moyes given their respective performances so far this campaign.