West Ham supporters would like to see Eddie Howe appointed as the next manager should Manuel Pellegrini lose his job in December.
A Claret and Hugh poll of almost 1,300 readers has revealed nearly 47% would like to see Eddie Howe appointed if Pellegrini got the sack this year.
Sean Dyche is the second most wanted replacement should the role become vacant with nearly 20% of the vote while Benitez is placed third with 15% of the vote.
Former West Ham David Moyes attracted 12% while Chris Hughton and Christer Galtier polled just 3% each.
Full results: Eddie Howe 46.57% (530), Sean Dyche 19.77% (225) Rafael Benitez 14.76% (168) David Moyes 12.39% (141) Chris Hughton 3.43% (39) and Christophe Galtier 3.08% (35)