Tabloid claims Hammers could pay compensation for EPL manager


Hammers could pay compensation for frustrated Fulham boss

West Ham United are eyeing a most unusual transfer move this summer, but it’s not for a star player—it’s for Fulham’s head coach, Marco Silva. The Sun recently unearthed a surprising revelation that Silva has an £8.6 million release clause embedded in his contract with Fulham, signed just last October.

This clause has apparently caught the attention of West Ham, who are reportedly keen on talks with Silva. Despite our owners usual reluctance to pay compensation for managers, the allure of Silva’s work in West London seems to have piqued their interest.

candidate to replace Moyes could be Fulham's Marco Silva

Hammers could pay compensation for frustrated Fulham boss Silva.

The 46-year-old Portuguese coach has been on The Hammers radar for some time now, with rumours swirling about contact between the club and Silva’s representatives as recently as last month.

Silva’s managerial credentials speak for themselves. Since joining Fulham in 2021, he’s not only guided them to victory in the Championship in 2022 but also played a significant role in solidifying their status as a Premier League mainstay. I have always believed that Fulham owner Shahid Khan purchased the club with a view to moving the team to Wembley. Having failed to successfully negotiate a deal with the FA for the national stadium, it’s difficult to see The Cottagers ever spending big. It could well be that the ambitious Silva would find a club like West Ham better matched his ambition.


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