Hammers back to drawing board on boss

unai_emery_06052012When the official site declared yesterday “the club is starting its search ” for a new manager, that’s exactly what it meant.

Rumours that Seville manager Unai Emery and Jurgen Klopp could be on their way are exactly that – rumours for which we could get no confirmation inside the club today.

A source said: “It seems that Rafa Benitez is getting the Real Madrid job and we had a lot stacked on that so it’s back to the drawing board.

“Emery is very much a ‘coming’ manager and we would have to be interested whilst the word from Klopp’s camp is that he won’t make his mind up on his future until next month. That is honestly where it stands on both.

“We have never been in a desperate rush and believe we have until July to get this sorted as we are absolutely certain we will get a top class manager.

“Both of those you mention are on the list  along with several others but we are now aggressively addressing the issue.”

None of that may necessarily be great news for Slaven Bilic whom we were told is no better than a three or four to one shot.

We were told: “He’s another on the list but the bookies have it well wrong at odds on. I think three or four to one would be more realistic.”


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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

5 comments on “Hammers back to drawing board on boss

  1. I think we will have to wait until the top table select who they want,Real ,Man City ,Milan,
    And maybe Liverpool but there will be a very good manager left,unless the board have made there minds up like they had with BFS and are tying up the deal

  2. Only problem there is europa league starts start july.

  3. Sully can manage the team for the early ties,its fine 😀

  4. Sir Trev and Dicksy can cover if we have to wait until July for someone really worthwhile

  5. No no no not harry.

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