West Ham admit “anything’s possible” on new manager


By Hughie Southon

West Ham will not deny they have managerial options for next season which may well include Feyenoord manager Arne Slot.

We reported earlier today that he was being speculated as a future Hammers boss and it certainly seems he is on the club’s radar.

The Times first reported it and talking to sources at the club Claret and Hugh has discovered they are impressed with what he has done at the club and the style of play he insists upon which is more in tune with the West Ham Way.

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The 44 year old is watching Feyenoord cruising towards only their second Eredivisie title this side of the Millennium.

He has already been linked with Leeds, Spuds and Palace but it seems the Hammers are keeping a very keen eye on him.

We understand there has been no direct contact with him at this stage and after the draw against Arsenal the manager has seen the pressure relent to some extent.

But a key contact told us exclusively: “We review things at the end of the season, anything is possible, though our preferred option is the manager has a fantastic end to the season and sees out his contract.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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