West Ham 'very close' to appointment after Manuel Pellegrini talks

Annette Crawford
May 18, 2018

The race to succeed David Moyes as manager of West Ham has begun, with the Daily Mail reporting that Rafael Benitez will take the Hammers hot-seat next season.

West Ham paid three or four times as much when they bought just one player in Arnautovic last summer, so to at last attract a top class manager like Rafa, they would bite your hand off if they only had to pay £6m for him and he was willing.

Newcastle have not yet received any contact from West Ham regarding Benitez, who is "growing increasingly exasperated" at the lack of clarity over the transfer budget.

According to Chilean media outlet Pauta, the 64-year-old has agreed to leave his current club in China in order to take the reins vacated by David Moyes last week.

West Ham might try to capitalise on the uncertainty surrounding his future and, with former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini additionally in talks, they launched an replace on their search on Thursday night time.

West Ham fans
London Stadium has not been a happy hunting ground for West Ham Credit getty images

"I do (like the idea of Pellegrini), if you can get him", he added.

"I like anybody on that list in all honesty, if you can get them".

Now the second favourite for the Everton job on Sky Bet (after Marco Silva), Fonseca was rumoured to have turned down Everton earlier this week and looked set to join West Ham.

His camp should not denying an curiosity within the West Ham place however it is usually thought their choice is to barter the most effective phrases to see Newcastle compete within the high half of the Premier League subsequent season.

"Good club, strong fans, good stadium but they're not going to be banging on the door of the top end of the Premier League and certainly not the biggest spenders of the Premier League".

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