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Emery/Fonseca set for talks as Rafa price rises

West Ham are keeping an eye on Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle position as they push ahead with their managerial plans at the club.

Despite Unai Emery being lined up for an interview this week following CandH reporting last Friday  he was very much in their thinking , the club would still love to land Rafa.

However, it has now become clear that the Spaniard is holding out for a massive wage on top of the buy out from his contract in the north east which looks likely to scupper a deal.

That release clause has been set at £6 million and we understand he is seeking around £10 million a year in wages on his next deal which would cost the Hammers around £26 million over two years.

However, having all but clinched his signature before they were hijacked by Real Madrid the board would love to bring him into the London Stadium.

However, with there being no certainty of him leaving Newcastle anyway,  the Hammers will be talking to David Moyes,  Emery and Paulo Fonseca , this week as they bid to settle their choice.

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Emery has been a strong candidate for some time and was included in the last ClaretandHugh poll after it became apparent he was set to leave Paris St Germain at the end of the season and was very much in the Hammers frame.

Despite him being seen as a widespread favourite in reports this morning , there is still a way to go but Marco Silva remains an outside possibility.

Fonseca ,45,  led led Shakhtar Donetsk to the Ukrainian title and is fancied across the Premier League although Moyes remains in the frame if he can convince the club of his requirements and vision.

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18 comments on “Emery/Fonseca set for talks as Rafa price rises

  1. Why the hell would Emery want to blot his CV by coming to West Ham? He has just had a couple of years with unlimited resources at PSG, and he is coming to West Ham, inheriting a woefully weak squad, to spend £60 mil ( perhaps ) to dig West Ham out of next years relegation scrap. Is he really? Who knows miracles do happen sometimes.
    Even Rafa seems to be delibrately pricing himself out of such a situation.
    We have the best coaching team we’ve had for a couple of decades, and they have just begun a process that we desperately need to be continued. Let them get on with the job they have started.

    • I’m glad i’m not the only one who thinks this haha
      Rafa has proved he can work with a poor squad, Emery hasn’t done so for 10 years, I don’t believe for a second that he is considering us (he’s been linked with Arsenal- much more realistic) and what’s more why should we take the risk anyway?

    • He;s in for an interview this eek and I assume his advisers have been spoken to so why don’t we wait and see?

  2. Emery all day long young with great track record plus he is a winner

  3. Compare £13p.a. with what is paid to the dross a.k.a. players…….the buyout amount for any decent manager is a bargain for the most important but disposable person at the club……get rid of Baroness Solar and there you go.

  4. Paulo Fonseca? played in Portugal and managed in the Ukraine…. Emery? don’t be bloody silly and Rafa at £26million over two years is way too rich for the Daves. Moyse it is then. All smoke and mirrors, as per usual.

  5. Fonseca for me a more logical choice and he would want to prove himself
    Emery in London to be interviewed by Arsenal, popping in for a coffee at the London Stadium on the way, probably getting a million just for that so our board can say they interviewed him

  6. PSG to West Ham? Really? Yes we can wait & see but you must be having a laugh. Rafa might just about be possible but I think he may be using us to screw a bit more money out of Ashley. I can’t see a lot of difference between Rafa & Moyes myself & would be happy with either. But for those who are against Moyes on the grounds of style- don’t expect much different from Rafa.

    For those who want a ‘young’ manager- why?Anyway, if you do Moyes is not exactly an OAP. Unlike those well known OAP managerial failures SAF, Heynckes….

    • Too right.
      Both rely on a compact well drilled defence from which to launch attacks, by passing the ball. Some of our 1 touch against Man U was class.
      Only real difference is that one has an exotic name, so he must be better lol.

  7. There are plenty of examples of managers brought in to ‘save’ clubs who don’t last long the following season -Monk at Swans, Shakespeare at Leicester, several at Sunderland. So that could be what happens with Moyes, but he has had over half a season.
    But just hope it is sorted one way or the other this week. The really big decisions this summer are over PLAYERS- those coming in & those going out. DS has his position in the Sunday Times Rich List confirmed today with over £1.1b wealth. That combined with a mere few hundred million from DG should be enough see us moving up rather than down next season if they really have the will to do it. For me, that is the really big question facing the club.

  8. We as fans want loyalty from the players – I think Moyes has shown that loyalty to the players – see Noble’s comments

    I hope that he gets given a chance with backing from the board

    I agree with all above who want a taxi for Karen Brady (and a sock for Sully’s mouth)

  9. I want the key to Sully’s safe 😂😂😂😂😂

    £100m for new players should do nicely…

  10. The board need to get the fans onside and employing moyes certainly would be the nail in the coffin for them and the club. Moyes is similar to allardyce except allardyce is completely known to not be relegated as moyes is. Failed at manure can’t buy decent players as they don’t want to come and is a relegated ditherer on any transfers. Brought in hugil and evra for f–ks sake. So we need like the board a fresh start with first a quality coach. One that wins things you know! So let’s hope the board have learnt thier lesson at last otherwise your see a real problem towards them next season and the board leave the transfers with the new quality coach coming in. Huge 100mill budget plus on top the sales of quite a few of our players should be enough with our youth stepping up to get a quality team together imo coyi

  11. I think Silva is the answer if the question is what does the chemical symbol AG relate too but not as a manager, as for Emery yes please although sounds like another PR disaster when he turns us down, Fonseca I don’t know enough about to comment but for me Moyes showed today how much better a manager he is than Allardyce, I think he deserves a proper shot with a lot of money to spend as for Rafa he may have done well at Newcastle let him stay there the football is boring.

  12. Which fans are you talking for? Not some on this site. I have no idea what the majority of fans think so how can you be sure keeping Moyes would be the nail in the coffin regarding the owners. One poll on here several weeks ago gave a strong majority for keeping Moyes. Another one gave people alternative managers & that produced a majority for Rafa.

    It is easy to say ‘top quality coach’ but how can you be sure we can actually get one- especially given the owners they have to work for. And especially if they have just got rid of a manager who did what they asked him to do. Moyes is not the Messiah but surely we just have to be a bit realistic.

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