By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

21st Jan, 2023 | 12:10pm

Pundit: David Sullivan talks with Marcelo Bielsa for West Ham United job 'would be interesting'

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Frank McAvennie believes any talks between West Ham owner David Sullivan and Marcelo Bielsa “would be interesting” because of the way he does business.

The former Argentina and Leeds United boss has been named as one of the likely candidates to take over from David Moyes if the board decide to part ways with results being awful so far this season.

But while he may be a popular choice for his attacking style of play at the London Stadium, McAvennie can’t imagine his my way or no way approach would be too popular in the board room.

“Bielsa is a bit like Ange Postecoglou, isn’t he? It’s his way or no way at all,” he told West Ham Zone.

“That would be a great conversation between him and David Sullivan [laughs]. That would be interesting.

“I don’t know, I honestly don’t know.

If David goes I don’t know.”

Bielsa is said to be in the running alongside Rafael Benitez for the job should it become available, but Moyes is still in a job at the time of writing.

With a massive clash against Everton this weekend, if the Irons don’t claim all three points then it will make it incredibly difficult for him to continue in his job and that could open the door for Bielsa.

But after struggling in the Premier League with Leeds last season to the point where he was sacked, it would certainly be an interesting choice for him to come in and try to save the club.