West Ham may give Manuel Pellegrini a stay of execution until Lukasz Fabianski is fit to return but are already eyeing possible managerial candidates.
With the Polish international due back in January, although there are hopes it could be a tad sooner, Pellegrini MAY get a few more games in an attempt to turn things around.
But ClaretandHugh can reveal that with Rafa Benitez, only a few months into his contract in China, is keeping an eye on developments at Everton forcing the Hammers to look elsewhere with former Hammer and Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton one name mentioned as a possible.
And we have become aware that Burnley’s Sean Dyche would be interested in the job were the club to approach Burnley for permission to talk to him.
Benitez would cost a fortune to buy out of his contract and still has a house on the Wirral. With Marco Silva struggling at Goodison a move back to merseyside would suit the Spaniard down to the ground.
Sixty year old Hughton is a local boy and has been without a club since the south coast outfit sacked him in the summer in favour of Graham Potter.
He would be keen to take the job as would Dyche as – barring some sort of miracle – Pellegrini’s time starts to run out.