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Hammers add French boss to list

West Ham have added Lille boss Christophe Galtier to a growing list of candidates to replace Manuel Pellegrini.

The club are claiming publicly that the Chilean has their full backing but they have at least 12 candidates on a growing list as the pressure builds for a change of boss.

And the latest name to join that list is Galtier who at 53 is currently managing the French Ligue 1 team who hold tenth position – six points of second place   with Paris St German the runaway leaders on 33.

Galtier won  Best Manager of the Year award at the Trophées UNFP du football in 2013, and 2019 after Lille claimed second place in the 2018-2019 Ligue 1 C.

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But we understand various other candidates – who remain unnamed at this stage – are being contacted as the club ensure they have their man in place once the expected axe falls on the current manager.

David Moyes, Sean Dyche and Chris Hughton are the other names in the frame.

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23 comments on “Hammers add French boss to list

  1. Do me a favor!!! Geez..
    Other than Sean Dyche and Eddie Howe the others will spell DISASTER!

  2. i don’t dislike Chris Hughton but how the hell is his name anywhere near this list? and Sean Dyche? may as well have BFS back.

  3. dont want moyes,or houghton bacward step ,sean dyche much better

  4. Why is no one mentioning Harry Redknapp? Great man management skills to get us playing again. Surely he would give us the rest of the season for 1.5 million and then we can look properly for a new manager in the summer

    • Well said Roy.Look at Roy Hodgson at Palace.Not all managers should be thrown on the scrapheap when they pass 60,except Pellegrini that is.

    • Not a bad idea , and one that shouldn’t be ignored .

    • I’d say Moyes or Hughton are on the shortlist as stopgaps until the end of the season as they are available. Long term I’d like Eddie Howe if he wants it or Bielsa if he doesn’t take Leeds up.

    • Great choice. Wheeler dealer, which the board will like. Prolific history of developing youth players. Strong affiliation with the club. FA cup winning manager (Portsmouth). International management experience (Jordan) . And survived the jungle, what more could we want from a manager?

  5. This is what happens when you do not act at the point of no return.Pelllegrini is finished we all know it but the board are just protracting the situation.Put Halajko in as interim boss.I have heard a few mention Harry Redknapp till the end of the season..I can live with that.All that is happening now is a huge cloud of uncertainty hovers over the club as new managerial candidates are added each day and fans argue as to who it should be.Does not help a team that is stripped of all confidence any good.I can see a real hiding coming at Stamford Bridge unfortunately.

  6. Kovac is the man for me will get the best out of haller good at using youth
    Also heard jovic is available on loan frantfurt strikers back together who were dangerous

  7. Don’t need another manager that doesn’t or can’t speak proper English .
    It has to be Moyes or somebody that can be understood .
    If that sounds racist ,,, then so be it . It’s time to get down and back to grass roots .
    Sorry , but in this Moment ffs . We need somebody who can talk to the media and communicate with the fans in our language ..

  8. Only two choices for me Benitez who will be ok and Howe if we want to stop changing coaches every two seasons and his young and plays our type of football .

  9. Harry Redhapp till end of season interesting point perhaps with a set of targets and if met a further year extension … He understands our club and has a lot of experience to fall back on regarding lazy individual’s .
    I just hope we don’t leave it to long before something done if we get relegated can’t see us bouncing back for many seasons we just not got the fight .

  10. How about Niko Kovać? He could do a good job for us. Maybe he is already on the list.

  11. I dont understand giving pellegrini a 2 game ultimatum. What’s the likelihood that he is going to do anything different and get a couple of wins?
    Close to zero.
    Will the players who have stopped trying suddenly put in the effort on the back of this news.


    And we scrape something or get lucky, suddenly everything is ok again?! Until the next couple of poor clueless defeats.

    If you have doubts and they clearly do, just bloody get rid NOW. Put the under 23s guy in charge til you have the man you want. It cant get any worse!

    Typical g&s dithering and wasting precious time while other clubs will come in and pick up the manager they want, we will be left with bottom of the barrel.

  12. You are all moaning about pellegrinni being a dinosaur at 66 and you want to bring in harry redknapp at 72.?

  13. With respect Hammer_Rite You are missing the point

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