The Daily Mirror reported this morning that the German had turned us down after we made our first move last week.
But a top insider told us a few minutes ago: “ClaretandHugh’s intital report that he has been approached and has promised us an answer after studying his options is correct.
“Jurgen has told us that he expects to make his decision by mid-May and is currently weighing varying options. West Ham’s chiefs love him.
“He is a top class manager with the type of personality which would fit our fans to perfection – he’s a great guy.
“Yes it’s a longshot and if there was a book running on it he’d be priced at around 33/1 but he’s an unpredictable charaacter so who knows – we could find ourselves with one of the world’s best managers.
“What is entirely wrong is that he has told us he won’t sign. He’s still in the frame with various others.”