Julen Lopetegui

Hammers Eye Tuchel Reunion

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West Ham United throws a surprising name into their managerial mix as Thomas Tuchel emerges as a potential successor to David Moyes, according to TeamTalk.

West Ham‘s technical director, Tim Steidten, has a personal connection to Tuchel, having nearly worked with him at Chelsea. Steidten is reportedly a strong advocate for Tuchel’s return to England, potentially reuniting the pair at the London Stadium.

Despite a potential Champions League win with Bayern Munich this season, Tuchel is understood to be yearning for a return to England after a disappointing spell in Germany. His failed attempts to land jobs at Liverpool and Manchester United might make West Ham a more viable option, especially with Steidten’s backing.

With David Moyes‘ departure from West Ham becoming increasingly likely, the Hammers are actively searching for his replacement. Tuchel’s availability aligns with their need for a new leader. Bayern Munich’s reported pursuit of Ralf Rangnick further opens the door for Tuchel’s exit.

West Ham has been exploring various managerial options. Talks with Ruben Amorim (Sporting CP) and Julen Lopetegui (ex-Wolves) are ongoing. Other names like Marco Silva (Fulham), Gary O’Neil (Wolves), Paulo Fonseca (Lille), and Arne Slot (Feyenoord) remain on the shortlist.

West Ham supporters, frustrated with Moyes’ pragmatic tactics, might be more receptive to Tuchel’s potentially more attacking style of play.

While Moyes delivered a European trophy for West Ham within a year, his contract expires in June, leaving his future unclear.

The Hammers find themselves with a multitude of managerial options. Tuchel’s surprise candidacy adds another layer of intrigue to West Ham’s ongoing search for David Moyes’ successor.

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