Unai Emery remains in the Hammers frame despite a lack of English which is hindering the club’s negotiations with top managers.
Having seen Paulo Fonesca – interviewed on Monday – sign a new deal at Shakhtar Donetzk, the club are now working their way through a list of names which is also believed to include Rafa Benitez and Marco Silva.
Fonesca’s decision to stay in the Ukraine came after a 75 minute interview with Sullivan which we believe included the use of an interpreter.
And although Emery’s English is poor, his track record is sufficiently impressive for the Hammers to pursue their interest in the former Valencia, Spartak Moscow, Sevilla and PSG boss.
Manuel Pellegrini is one the club would like to speak to and although there are evening reports that the club have spoken to his representatives, we understand the Hammers are still trying to trace the the former Manchester City boss’ whereabouts in China.
However, with his club Hebei China Fortune currently into the their season, it’s unlikely that Pellegrini would walk away and even were he to, it would leave the Hammers to pick up a big part of the wages £10 -£12 million a year he earns at the club.