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The former Everton boss helped the Hammers hold on to their Premier League status after a shaky start to the campaign under erstwhile boss Slaven Bilic, and despite an all-round average season from the East London outfit, the emergence of Declan Rice was a bright spark.
The 19-year-old made his debut as a 91st-minute substitute for Edimilson Fernandes on the last day of the 2016-17 season, but was a regular during this campaign, making 26 Premier League appearances and playing 18 of the club’s 19 games during the second half of the season.
Rice’s breakthrough season couldn’t have gone much better, but with a new manager on the way, does his swift rise comes under the risk of being halted?
Injuries to Winston Reid and James Collins were advantageous to Rice’s breakthrough, but he …read more