West Ham supporters in the Transfer Tavern were dealt another blow on Saturday after seeing their side lose at home to Tottenham.
The Hammers have been resurgent in recent weeks after starting the new season with three successive league defeats, thus significantly increasing the pressure on manager Slaven Bilic, whose contract runs out at the end of the season.
However, his side bounced back with victory over Huddersfield Town and a draw at West Brom, before easing past Bolton Wanderers 3-0 in the Carabao Cup last week, yet their fine run of form came to an end on Saturday after going down 3-2 to Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs.
And several of our resident Hammers will be intrigued by a recent report in The Sun (via The Huddersfield Examiner), which suggests that Terriers boss David Wagner is a frontrunner for the West Ham job should the club part with Bilic.
The 45-year-old took over at the John Smith’s Stadium back in 2015 and achieved the remarkable by leading the Yorkshire outfit into the Premier League back in May, having edged past Reading on penalties in the play-off final at Wembley.
And the former Borussia Dortmund II boss has since overseen an excellent start to their Premier League campaign, having led the side to two wins and three draws from their opening six matches, enough to see them eighth in the table.
And his sensational work at Huddersfield has not gone unnoticed either, as Wagner is reportedly being eyed up as a potential replacement for Bilic at the London Stadium should results not improve and the Croat thus lose his job.
And were Wagner to continue overseeing a fine start to the season, his stock is going to continue rising, and thus interest in his services will also develop.
Landlord’s verdict: It’s difficult not to be impressed with David Wagner and Huddersfield Town, who have surprised many football fans up and down the country with their start to the new Premier League season.
And it has also attracted the interest of the West Ham hierarchy, who are reportedly keeping tabs on the German should they part with current boss Slaven Bilic, who has won just one of his opening six league games this term, and sees his side languishing in the bottom three.
With his contract up in the summer, his job security is particularly low, and more bad results will only turn up the heat even more on the Croat, and could force the Hammers board into seeking an alternative for the hotseat.
And should Wagner continue to impress, he’s likely to be one they keep a very close eye on to be their next manager.
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