Report: Hammers eye former managerial target

benitezRafa Benitez is unsurprisingly being linked to the West Ham job should Slaven Bilic fail to turn things around at the club.

The Spaniard was of course the board’s No 1 ‘pick’ to replace Sam Allardyce but he instead opted for Real Madrid when they moved late for him at that time.

And according to the Mirror, the former Liverpool and Chelsea boss’ future at St James’ Park remains uncertain despite him being on course for promotion at the first attempt.

He is reportedly frustrated at the lack of signings in January which have left lingering concerns he could quit this summer if he feels the club lacks ambition.

And whilst there is absolutely no appetite to sack Bilic, Benitez would definitely be in the frame again were that the case should West Ham fail to get the results and displays they require.


David Sullivan claimed back in 2015 when missing out on the Spaniard said: โ€œHe is a top manager, whatever anybody says, and I think heโ€™d have done a wonderful job for us.โ€




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3 comments on “Report: Hammers eye former managerial target

  1. Sadly this seems a recurring theme with our managers and players!

  2. I dont know if this is pure News paper speculation or being hinted at by the Board. I hope its not the board because this kind of remark helps no one and is very unfair on slav. He has enough pressure as it is with out stuff like this ๐Ÿ™

  3. Has to be newspaper speculation as it says there is no appetite to sack Bilic but Benitez would be in the frame if it happened, in other words they won’t sack Bilic but if they did they would probably look at Benitez, not exactly rocket science seeing as they looked at him before Bilic

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