Irons look at two more boss candidates

JokanovicWest Ham have considered an application from former Watford boss Slaviša Jokanović (above right) as their hunt for the new man continues.

And although he is an unlikely candidate, Eddie Howe still hasn’t been entirely ruled out. However the club is still essentially looking for candidates with Premier League experience.

Former Chelsea midfielder Jokanović led Watford to promotion last season but has left Vicarage Road reportedly after unable being able to agree new terms.

eddie howe

He had been appointed on a short term contract when becoming their fourth coach in five weeks. Under him the club sealed promotion with a 2–0 win at Brighton.

An insider admitted that he had been put forward but told us exclsuively: ” It’s such an important year that we have to get the appointment spot on. It could be seen as a gamble.”

Eddie Howe’s name has never been far from the front tier of candidates but the lack of Premier League experience remains a problem.

We were told: “He’s a great young manager who has done a remarkable job at Bournemouth. Is he ready for life in the Premier League at West Ham ? That’s a big question isn’t it?

Howe last year extended his Cherries contract until 2018 and around £2 million would be required in compensation were he to join the Irons.


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6 comments on “Irons look at two more boss candidates

  1. Here we go A list is getting smaller and now we start looking at the bargain bucket,
    It was always going to happen,when all the hype dies down and the fans beliefs raised
    Now BFS has gone the Truth,what can we get at the right price without breaking the bank but make it look like we had no choice,
    Bresla or Bilic want the move get it done no second hand basement rubbish we have had
    4 years of that but you paid top $

  2. They are offering top dollar to the new manager.No manager has officially gone anywhere yet.All just media sh*t.When they actually go somewhere or stay somewhere officially then i will cross them off the list.Money talks,we will see 😉

  3. Lmao,when do we believe anything when it comes to our manager in the press.None of us has got a fuxking clue whats going on.How do we know who the board are talking to.We dont,so until i know for sure all the candidates are out of the running i aint going to **** my pants.

  4. Thought I would throw in a Wetpants and canchaz post lads not panicking,you know me always on the up
    But got the right reaction from people I agree with,

  5. Lol only a matter of time before something like this popped up

  6. Eddie Howe would do me. This is a man going places if our directors have the balls to be 2nd in for his services after Bournemouth. Howe seems to be someone like ‘Arry that could be with us for many years and keep us all entertained because we won’t be winning much if recent history is anything to go by…

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