Julen Lopetegui

Lopetegui Looking Likely For Hammers

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West Ham are likely to make an offer to Julen Lopetegui in May should they decide not to renew David Moyes’s contract this summer.

Sources close to the club have told Claret and Hugh that he is the primary target should Moyes leave the club this summer.

As revealed yesterday on C&H David Moyes will sit down with David Sullivan between the 20th and 31st of May where the manager’s fate will be decided.

Should as widely predicted either side decide not to proceed with a contract beyond the end of June a formal offer will be made at that stage.

That assumes that AC Milan or another club don’t come in for Lopetegui before that date.

Lopetegui reportedly earned £8 million per season at Wolves so he won’t come cheap with a three-year contract potentially costing the Hammers £24m.

He left Wolves after they suffered financial troubles with him agreeing to take a reduced compensation to break his contract last August to be replaced by former Hammer Gary O’Neil.

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  • Mark Jones says:

    Moyes 2.0.

  • Peter says:

    Jog on Sully

  • 14 says:

    Inspiring? No.
    Can we do better? Yes.
    Would I have him over Moyes? 100%

  • D says:


  • Colin Gray says:

    I’m Moyes in

  • Cowhead Thirteen says:

    We seem to have a lot of “sources close to the club” who give out different information.

  • Mark Ogles says:

    Go for will still he will be exciting keep going for big names that struggle he plays attacking football not like our man mr defensive I’ve serported West Ham all my life iam 61 now let’s go back to exciting football west ham way of old

  • Pessimist says:

    Described by former Hammer Dawson as a tactical genius Lopetegui please.

  • Pessimist says:

    How can anyone watch those last few puerile games and EVER pick Moyes again ? This really does surprise me.

  • John Jewell says:

    So, Milan fanbase raises their concern and suddenly Lopetegui is out of the picture, but WHU fans do the same and the board seems to be doubling down on him. Moyes 2.0, sorry but no thanks and typical West Ham. My main concern however, is just how much input Tim Steidten is getting with this?

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