Julen Lopetegui

Dawn of a New Era at West Ham

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West Ham United are on the cusp of a new era under the guidance of new manager, oops Head Coach- Julen Lopetegui. The Spaniard’s appointment signals a fresh start for the Hammers, and with it comes the exciting possibility of a transformed playing style.

Lopetegui, renowned for his possession-oriented tactics and favoured 4-2-3-1 formation, is expected to instill his philosophy at West Ham. Attack-minded full-backs and a dynamic midfield trio featuring a box-to-box “shuttler” are likely to be key features of his system.

French shot-stopper Alphonse Areola appears set to remain the first-choice goalkeeper.

The centre-back position is shrouded in doubt. Nayef Aguerd could be on his way out, potentially opening the door for Lopetegui’s former player, Max Kilman. At full-back, mainstays Emerson Palmieri and Vladimir Coufal could also retain their places on the left and right respectively, with both players given instructions to get forward and join the attack, in line with Lopetegui’s approach.

The defensive midfield duo of Tomas Soucek and Edson Alvarez should remain, with exciting young Brazilian Luis Guilherme potentially taking on the crucial “shuttler” role. Mohamed Kudus, who reportedly prefers a central attacking midfield position, could be deployed there until the Paqueta situation is resolved one way or another,thereby freeing up space on the flanks.

Jarrod Bowen’s place on the right wing seems secure, while Jota Silva from Vitoria de Guimaraes is rumoured to be closing in on a move to the left wing.

With Michail Antonio’s contract expiring and his age a factor, Lopetegui will be looking for a long-term solution upfront. Youssef En-Nesyri, a player Lopetegui managed at Sevilla, is a target.

Lopetegui’s arrival injects a dose of optimism and the potential for a revitalised West Ham. The upcoming transfer window will be pivotal in shaping the squad to fit his vision. Fans eagerly await the signings that could usher in a new era of attacking, possession-based football at the London Stadium.

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  • G says:

    I’ve just read that on talksport word for word 🤦🏻‍♂️

    • Pongo says:

      Same here I also read an article which stated west ham were one of 4 premier league clubs after MBA be. Isn’t it all just laughable and this site is just a, sullivan propaganda agency Bruno, gassova, guilerme, en neysri, kilman who has already stated he is staying at wolves as he is happy there, so it’s fairly obvious to all of us that all your gonna get here is b**ls**t. And more laughably I also just read that we are in for a 6ft 4 Spain International under 21 striker. Jota Silva, boniface etc etc etc not to mention the endless list of striker targets that actually don’t exist just name drops that we are never going to sign. Even heard a rumour about a non league player we were trying to sign now that one is probably the most believable rumour doing the rounds.

  • Iron_It_Out says:

    Do you ever research and write any of your own articles, or maybe some original material Simon? Or is it a just a case of blatant copy and paste plagiarism to generate a click bait for C&H?

    • bullsh*t man says:

      There is probably issues around legality as well, in truth, or at least he should have some pride, but seems very happy to copy the kid next to him’s homework. From the volume of articles you can see they’re making a decent wad for it so if you ask me then I’d say the guy is stealing a living. Only sources he has are same as everyone already has at their fingertips. With that in mind you’d think he’d at least aim to write something with an original spin/take. Nope. He even posts articles where the headline cites a pundit’s comment and there is literally zero from said pundit quoted in the article. This has never been top quality journalism but it has become plagiarism as opposed to just some amateurish fun.

  • David Pope says:

    I see the trolls have been let out this evening! lmao
    Ignore them Simon.

  • Hammer_Rite says:

    Sorry Simon but i read the link from Darren and to be honest it very much looks like you have copied a lot from that Talksport article.

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