West Ham have begun the process of finding a replacement for David Moyes as manager for the 2023/24 season, according to the Daily Mail.
The Hammers boss is now “increasingly likely” to leave the London Stadium at the end of the season even if he manages to avoid relegation.
And a report by Sami Mokbel (18 April) claims that there have been discussions around four names that could potentially replace him already.
Brendan Rodgers’ name has been brought up however it is believed that a deal to bring in the former Leicester, Celtic and Liverpool boss would be difficult to do.
There is also interest in ex-Chelsea and Brighton boss Graham Potter, although it’s unknown how interested in the role he would be. Reims boss and self-proclaimed West Ham fan Will Still and Lille manager Paulo Fonseca have also impressed.
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The names mentioned are largely the ones that we have expected to be in the running for the job should it become available.
It was obvious that Potter and Rodgers would be mentioned having worked in the Premier League previously and been available, but it’s also obvious that there would be concerns on their end about joining considering how their last jobs went.
Will Still was always going to be in the running considering the job he has done in France and the fact he is a West Ham fan, but surely he would be way too much of a gamble to give a job after just months of experience.
As for Fonseca, he has been a bit of a journeyman throughout his career but he plays a similar style of football to Moyes in the sense that he is pragmatic and likes a solid defence.
It could be a good fit for the squad, but whether the fans would take to him is another question.
The positive news is that the search has begun and it seems highly unlikely that Moyes will be here beyond the summer. Now we just need the board to bring the right man in to replace him, or it’s all pointless.