Former West Ham star: Arnautovic is no Tevez

Former West Ham star Bobby Zamora says Marko Arnautovic cannot be considered on the same level as Carlos Tevez.

Zamora played alongside Tevez for the Hammers and believes he was a much more consistent performer.

The ex-England striker told 888sport.com: “I wouldn’t put Arnautovic and Tevez in the same category.

“Whatever was going on with Carlos – whatever he was being told and whatever was in the papers – he just got on with his job.

“I feel that Arnautovic let his performances slip after what went on in January. That wouldn’t have happened with Carlos. That would have pushed him on to perform better to warrant a move.”

Zamora also believes QPR could turn to Alan Pardew in their search for a new manager.

Rangers are looking for a replacement for Steve McClaren, who was sacked this week following a dismal run of results.

And Zamora, who played under Pardew at West Ham, believes Pardew could be the man to take over at Loftus Road.

He said: “I like Steve. I think he’s an unbelievable coach. He has been working with what’s there and could possibly have done with a few more funds.

“Unfortunately QPR have spent so much money in the past they’re now having to tighten the reins.”

“Where they go from here I don’t know because Steve is fantastic and I respect him massively. Possibly it might be Alan Pardew.”

Pardew has been out of work since leaving West Brom last year and is understood to be keen to return to management.

Zamora, who scored play-off final winners for both West Ham and QPR, said: “He has been out of the game for a little while and no doubt he’s chomping at the bit.

“He’s a character and he’s a good fit for the owners and club. So yes he’s an option.”




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