The Marseilles boss has – according to The Mirror – rejected the chance of managing Sampdoria hoping the Hammers will send for him.
But ClaretandHugh has learned that his inability to speak a word of English is a major difficulty for the board although we were told he has pledged to learn English inside four months.
But a source said: “Athough it’s not impossible of course it’s difficult – with so much to be discussed – having to talk through an interpreter.
“Nobody can possibly doubt the guy’s managerial credentials but the lack of English is a problem.”
The Mirror reports that the Argentine has led Marseilles into next season’s Europa League, having been narrowly beaten to a Champions League spot by Monaco but has refused to confirm he will be staying at the club.
However, his enthusiasm for the Irons job isn’t being shared by fans voting in our poll at https://www.claretandhugh.info/poll-pick-the-next-irons-boss/ where he has collected just 4.45 pc (212 votes) of the 17 candidatee named.