West Ham United learn of Rodgers position


By Hughie Southon

West Ham look set to miss out on making Brendan Rodgers their next manager but through no fault of their own.

We reported last night that the sacked Leicester City boss was among those the Hammers were looking at and possibly the favourite to take over from David Moyes.

That was never going to be ahead of tomorrow’s game at Fulham but the Hammers hierarchy have since learned that the Irishman is making himself unavailable at this time.

Like Graham Potter – sacked from Chelsea – Rodgers wants to take a break and restart his career for next season.

Whether he will be attracted to the Hammers remains to be seen even if they are not relegated but there will be other clubs clearly ready to come in for him.

Claret and Hugh was told exclusively this morning – thus suggesting inquiries were made – of the Rodgers decision with our key source revealing: “He does not want to work anywhere until the summer at the earliest.

He has had 7.5 years without a proper break and says he needs time off.”

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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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  • johnham1 says:

    Wrong man again we need a manager like Potter..

  • johnham1 says:

    But the club are wasting their time looking for these guys the only decision they need to make is a temporary one. They just need to get rid of Moyes asap.

  • Hammeroo says:

    What about Mancini – is he available? Perhaps David Sullivan has had conversation with him in secret (like he did with Pellegrini).

  • PAUL GARNER says:

    We might be better off with the lioness manager, instead of moyes. lol.

  • Budgie says:

    No time left this season with 10 games to go The time to sort/change is after season finishes. Doing it now puts out a message of panic and as other clubs in bottom half have found there is no sustained improvement by changing manager

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