West Ham United are looking for a new manager to take the reins at the London Stadium this summer, and have identified a number of key targets that will interest those in the Transfer Tavern.
The Hammers released David Moyes following the end of his contract earlier this week, and will now be looking for a new man to lead them to a better season than the one they have just endured. The club were kept up, yet they were in a relegation battle for much of the campaign, and the locals want to see an improvement in the way they have played.
And, according to reports in The Guardian, West Ham are seeking talks with former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini about a possible switch to the London Stadium, what with it seeming that Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca has ruled himself out of the running.
The 64-year-old, who is currently in charge of Hebei China Fortune, is thought to want to return to Europe, and has been successful in the Premier League before having led the Citizens to a title in back in 2014.
But whether the Hammers are indeed able to lure the Chilean to East London very much remains to be seen.
Landlord’s Verdict: West Ham have certainly not let their ambitions get in the way when identifying a possible successor to Moyes, with Pellegrini one of the most successful.
The Chilean has managed the likes of Real Madrid and the Etihad Stadium outfit, and as such would bring a vast degree of knowledge and trophy-winning success to the club.
The locals in the bar would likely be delighted with the appointment, should they be able to pull it off, yet the manager’s wage demands could prove to be a stumbling block, as he earns a huge sum with his Chinese Super League side.
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