The Argentinian boss is enjoying a highly successful season in the French Ligue and the club is currently sitting in third place – one point behind Lyon in second and two behind leaders PSG.
The team scored a fine 4-0 away win at RC Lens over the weekend as the Hammers continue to monitor the former Argentine and Chile national team chief.
The 59 year old has been on the Hammers list of candidates to replace Sam Allardyce at the end of the season for some weeks but ClaretandHugh has learned his ‘star’ is in the ascendancy right now.
We were told today: “He doesn’t fit the required criteria exactly in that he has no Premier League experience but he is doing a superb job in France and his track record is excellent.
“He keeps coming back onto the radar and it would be no surprise to see a formal inquiry made to speak with him.”
His flamboyant personality has made him a favourite of the media in past years and he is a very demonstrative individual who wears his heart on his sleeve.