By Graeme Hanna

19th Apr, 2023 | 11:40am

West Ham United manager news as chiefs alerted to Will Still after David Moyes

Stade de Reims head coach Will Still has been mentioned as a potential contender to replace David Moyes at West Ham, as featured in the Daily Mail [19 April, Page 69].

The fledgling boss has risen to prominence thanks to his exploits in France this season with the club from the Grand Est region.

There is an increasing expectation that Moyes will leave the Hammers at the end of the current campaign, regardless of its outcome.

Due to the noise around the manager position at the London Stadium, several names have featured already as contenders.

“Sources have indicated the task of considering contenders to replace Moyes has begun, and intermediaries of possible summer signings are also understood to be expecting a change of head coach.”

“As well as considering a move for Potter, Hammers chiefs have been alerted to the work of Reims boss Will Still, 30.

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“Paulo Fonseca has also impressed in France’s Ligue 1 since joining Lille last Summer.”

Priority for the club

Still was born in Belgium to English parents, giving him the advantage of speaking different languages. Across the channel, he is well-versed in football across several leagues due to their close proximity.

He has captured headlines in recent months for the fantastic achievement of leading Reims to an unbeaten run of 17 games, whilst he is on the record regarding his Premier League ambitions, [Sky Sports].

Yes, his rapid rise is impressive but West Ham would need to be very wary of such an appointment. At just 30, there would be an intense level of expectation on the former Lierse, Beerschot and Standard Liege assistant, in the cut-throat Premier League environment.

The Mail feature above also listed Brendan Rodgers, Nuno Espirito Santo and Mauricio Pochettino but they too, would appear unlikely options for different reasons.

Any successor to Scotsman Moyes needs to be the right fit for West Ham at a pivotal time for the club. Time is a luxury afforded to few in the English top flight but the Irons need an identity and direction installed on the pitch.

They need a manager capable of taking the club forward, avoiding further doubt, as much as possible.

In other West Ham news, Hammers ‘favourites’ to sign ace amid stand-off at PL rival on one condition – report.