West Ham are this morning insisting that reports of deals being offered to Marcelo Bielsa are untrue.
Twitter went into overdrive last night with speculation that the Marseilles boss was on his way to the Boleyn as our next boss.
And it later emerged that the tweet which started the uproar was a wind-up by Marseilles fans who posted: “BREAKING: According to L’Equipe, Marcelo Bielsa is set to leave Marseille and become the next West Ham manager.”
That it was all a Twitter hoax is no real surprise as the social network has always been shockingly unreliable as a source of genuine news.
As ClaretandHugh had reported yesterday morning the board are still divided over whether Bielsea is the right man to succeed Sam Allardyce.
However speculation still continues that the Hammers have made an offer to the 59 year old after talks broke down with Marseilles.
That too was knocked back by ClaretandHugh sources who said: “The situation is as it was yesterday. Discussions between board members continue and no decisions have been made.
“Bielsa is probably a 5/1 shot – there have been no decisions or offers at this stage. It would be a help if you put a story out explaining the situation.
“Stories that he will become our next boss are incredibly premature. We are ruling nothing in and nothing out but no offer has been made”