Fabrizio Romano has shared the latest that he has heard about Jose Mourinho possibly joining West Ham in 2024 to replace David Moyes.
Reports have suggested that the Hammers are interested in bringing the multiple-time European champion to the London Stadium next summer, when Moyes’ contract expires as they consider whether to extend the current manager’s contract.
But Romano, writing in his Daily Briefing (28 October) revealed that there has been no contact between the two parties despite previous interest and that for now West Ham are backing Moyes.
“Despite previous West Ham interest, Mourinho is not in contact with any other club than Roma since he rejected a huge proposal from Saudi in June,” he wrote.
“At the moment the situation has not changed. Also, West Ham keep backing Moyes so we will see what happens in 2024.”
West Ham have tried bringing in big-name managers before, with Manuel Pellegrini being the most obvious failure that we attempted to change the culture of the club.
But Mourinho would be a totally different appointment because he has been in the Premier League before and had huge success, and has shown that his style of football is eerily similar to what our fans have come to expect.
He likes to build from a solid defence first and use individual quality in attack with a big target man to lead the line and bring others into play.
With that said our squad would suit him very well right now but he would certainly be an upgrade on Moyes when it comes to his profile and results on the biggest stage, so it would potentially be shrewd.
There is an argument that he is past his best and he would no doubt be expensive, but if he’s available and willing to come then it’s something that should definitely be explored.
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