Surprise name linked with Hammers

The Guardian claim that West Ham are closely monitoring the situation with former Hammers player Freddie Ljungberg.

Yesterday Arsenal appointed Ljungberg as their caretaker manager after they sacked Unai Emery, the report suggests the North London side could give the Ljungberg until the end of the season to prove himself worthy of the big job.

After retiring from professional football in 2012 Arsenal announced that their former player would be “renewing his ties with the club” by taking an ambassadorial role with the view of increasing the international awareness of the club. He said that he was “honoured to take on this ambassadorial role”

In the summer of 2016, it was confirmed that he would be joining Arsenal’s Academy coaching Arsenal’s Under-15s. In 2017 he joined VfL Wolfsburg as an assistant to manager Andries Jonker. In 2018 Ljungberg returned to Arsenal as the U23 head coach. In the summer of 2019, Ljungberg was promoted to Arsenal’s first-team coaching set up.

The suggestion that Ljungberg would become a managerial candidate for West Ham will come as a surprise to many given his limited coaching experience until recently.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Surprise name linked with Hammers

  1. When it comes to Ljunberg my memory is not very good – I know we bought him while being run (down) by the Icelandics – but he seems to have been an earlier version of Jack Wiltshire – I cant remember him ever doing anything good for us. Maybe its irrelevant to his coaching abilities – but if we are thinking of him then as others have suggested maybe we should consider Haljako

    Or is it a case of “Dont worry Freddie – do well as Arsenal stand in and we’ll give you the job and if you mess up dont worry we’ll send you to the Hammers”

    • If memory serves,he scored a couple of goals for us then broke a rib or 2 playing Newcastle and that was it .Contract torn up by mutual agreement and gone.An all too familiar trend at West Ham,buying great players well passed their best.Goes right back in the clubs history.Martin Peters went to Spurs and we got Greavsie in return.Unfortunately he was more likely to find the back of the bar than the back of the net at the end of his career.You can literally write a book about the number of fantastic players we have brought in who were shadows of their former selves and it continues to this day.

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