West Ham United still have Jurgen Klopp and early favourite David Moyes in their immediate frame and won’t make further moves on other managers until they know both are total non starters.
Our picture show the banner unfurled by grateful fans to the German on his last appearance before them recently.
The Hammers co owners have regularly declared they are determined to get the best and highest quality manager possible and refuse to move on a back-up list until they know the best around are “otherwise engaged.”
Klopp has been approached through middle men and as we have regularly reported remains a target.
And today the Telegraph reports that although Moyes has repeatedly stated that he wants to stay at Real Sociedad West Ham have not completely given up hope of hiring him.
Klopp took charge of Borussia Dortmund for the final time last weekend but made it clear he had no job lined up.
It means the Irons will now wait on Klopp, Moyes and even Carlo Ancelotti who could postpone surgery before turning to the likes of Marcelo Bielsa, Unai Emery, who has just retained the Europa League with Seville, former Besiktas coach Slaven Bilic and Swansea City manager Garry Monk.
The Telegraph confirm: “Several of those candidates have already been sounded out through intermediaries but none have been offered the job as yet.”
And significantly they declare: “West Ham have not set themselves a deadline to make an appointment but want to do so within the next two weeks as the club begins to re-shape its squad for next season.”