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10 potential David Moyes replacements

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David Moyes’ tenure at West Ham United is about to come back to an finish this summer season. It has been a wild journey, with the Scot taking on for a second time in late 2019 to pull the Hammers to Premier League security.

What adopted was really exceptional, with the previous Everton and Manchester United boss guiding the east Londoners into Europe, making the Europa League semi-finals in 2021/22, earlier than famously going all the way in which a yr later within the Europa Convention League, in what’s arguably Moyes’ most interesting hour of his profession.

Nonetheless, issues have gone fairly stale on the London Stadium; their newest Europa League exit, whereas representing progress, comes amid one other lacklustre Premier League marketing campaign as they struggled to keep up the degrees reached in current seasons.

Due to this fact, a change within the dugout may effectively be on the horizon as Moyes’ contract expires this summer season, and Soccer FanCast has taken a take a look at a few of the candidates to take over in 2024/25.

Subsequent West Ham supervisor odds (Sky Guess)

Supervisor

Present membership

Odds

Julen Lopetegui

n/a

15/8

Graham Potter

n/a

4/1

Paulo Fonseca

Lille

6/1

Ruben Amorim

Sporting CP

7/1

Will Nonetheless

n/a

8/1

Brendan Rodgers

Celtic

10/1

Gary O’Neil

Wolves

10/1

Michael Carrick

Middlesbrough

10/1

Hansi Flick

n/a

12/1

Thomas Tuchel

Bayern Munich

16/1

Odds appropriate as of 2nd Could 2024.

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Julen Lopetegui

Free agent (Final job: Wolves)

The present bookies’ favorite is ex-Wolves, Sevilla and Spain boss Julen Lopetegui. The Spaniard was hamstrung financially throughout his temporary but profitable time at Molineux as he steered the membership to Premier League security earlier than making method for Gary O’Neil in the summertime.

Lopetegui would characterize a high-profile appointment with out the necessity for a compensation package deal, and as a Europa League winner with Sevilla, he actually has the pedigree required to succeed Moyes within the London Stadium scorching seat.

2

Graham Potter

Free agent (Final job: Chelsea)

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Graham Potter has been out of labor since being sacked by Chelsea in April 2023. He was arguably handed a poisoned chalice at Stamford Bridge having earned his stripes at Swansea Metropolis and Brighton & Hove Albion, in addition to at Ostersunds in Sweden.

He’s been talked about as a possible Moyes successor however is a person in demand, having just lately held talks with Dutch giants Ajax, which reportedly broke down over wage calls for. Whether or not he’d see West Ham as a much bigger draw stays to be seen.

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Paulo Fonseca

Lille

Lille manager Paulo Fonseca. 

Paulo Fonseca has typically been linked with Premier League roles, with Spurs and Everton amongst these previously to contemplate hiring the Portuguese supervisor, who’s at the moment chasing a Champions League place at Lille.

A well-travelled coach with earlier stints at FC Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk and Roma, his lack of Premier League expertise might not be as massive an issue in comparison with a few of the options right here.

4

Ruben Amorim

Sporting CP

Ruben Amorim for Sporting Lisbon-1

Sporting CP boss Ruben Amorim has already had well-publicised talks with West Ham – talks he has since admitted have been a “mistake”.

It seems his apology was out of respect for his present membership fairly than an outright rejection of West Ham, although you’d think about it might be some U-turn to finish up signing the dotted line on the London Stadium now. That mentioned, given his home and European success in recent times, it does counsel the Hammers are in search of an thrilling appointment.

5

Will Nonetheless

Free agent (Final job: Stade Reims)

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Comfortably the youngest candidate on this listing, Will Nonetheless has been a trailblazer as supervisor of Stade Reims in France’s Ligue 1, together with his aspect holding their very own in mid-table earlier than he all of the sudden left his function by mutual consent this week.

Apparently, Nonetheless is a West Ham fan, although whether or not the likes of David Sullivan will see his quick managerial profession thus far as sufficient to take the crew to the following degree is one other query.

6

Brendan Rodgers

Celtic

brendan-rodgers-profile

An skilled boss at Premier League degree, Brendan Rodgers was final within the English prime flight with Leicester Metropolis, who went on to be relegated underneath Dean Smith.

Having managed in Europe with Celtic and Liverpool, there isn’t any doubting the Northern Irishman’s credentials, however abruptly leaving the Bhoys for a second time might seem unlikely.

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Gary O’Neil

Wolves

Gary O'Neil watches on

Gary O’Neil has impressed since taking on from Julen Lopetegui at Wolves, with the previous West Ham midfielder arguably punching above his weight with the Previous Gold by holding them away from relegation hassle all through the present marketing campaign.

Having impressed at Bournemouth too, the one query can be whether or not hiring O’Neil can be seen as a step ahead.

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Michael Carrick

Middlesbrough

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One other former West Ham midfielder, Michael Carrick’s first steps into senior administration with Middlesbrough have seen some promising indicators, with Boro making the Championship play-offs in his first season on the helm. He additionally guided his crew to the Carabao Cup semis this time period.

Having additionally been in caretaker cost of Manchester United, he would look like unflustered by the prospect of returning to east London.

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Hansi Flick

Free agent (Final job: Germany)

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A Bundesliga and Champions League winner with Bayern Munich, there’s little question that Hansi Flick can be an enormous coup for the Hammers.

His time as nationwide coach of Germany might persuade the powers that be on the London Stadium that there are higher, extra dependable choices accessible – however perhaps Flick would see West Ham as the proper crew to rebuild his managerial profession at membership degree.

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Thomas Tuchel

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel

Set to exit Bavaria this summer season, Thomas Tuchel has been talked about as a possible Moyes successor in current weeks. One other supervisor who wants no introduction, the Champions League winner may argue he has unfinished enterprise within the Premier League.

This one appears to be on the unlikelier finish of the size, however the Hammers may but be rewarded for his or her ambition in the event that they have been to rent the previous Chelsea boss.