West Ham United are reportedly considering Chris Wilder as their next manager as Manuel Pellegrini’s future hangs in the balance (Mirror).
The Sheffield United manager is thought to be one of four managers that the Hammers’ hierarchy could make a move for if the ex-Manchester City manager is shown the door at the London Stadium.
Pellegrini’s future at West Ham is in serious doubt after they were beaten 3-2 by Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
That defeat means that the Hammers have now failed to win any of their last seven Premier League fixtures and have lost each of their last three (Transfermarkt).
The Chilean has been heavily backed by the club in the transfer market, signing the likes of Sebastien Haller for around £45 million (BBC Sport).
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But he is failing to get the best out of his players and they have now sunk to 16th in the table, just three points above the relegation zone (BBC Sport).
According to the Mirror, if Pellegrini is sacked, then Wilder is one of several names that could be considered by the east London club alongside Chris Hughton, David Moyes and Rafa Benitez.
Wilder is proving his capabilities as a top flight manager with Sheffield United this season and has led the Blades to an outstanding start, with former Irons boss Harry Redknapp lauding him as ‘fantastic‘ and ‘amazing‘.
Despite being one of the promoted clubs, they have taken the league by storm and currently sit in sixth place after 13 matches (BBC Sport).
It is therefore understandable that West Ham would consider Wilder, but would he really swap Bramall Lane for the London Stadium?
As it stands the Blades are doing far better than the Hammers in the Premier League and the 52-year-old is central to their success. He has built this team over the last three and a half years, has a system in place which is causing even the top clubs problems and is loved by the supporters.
Added to that, he is a boyhood Blade himself. It would be really surprising if he were to swap what he has at Sheffield United to take on a job at West Ham that at the moment doesn’t look like a step up from the one he currently has.
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