Will Still at London Stadium for Forest game


Will Still was at the London Stadium for the Forest game

Will Still was at the London Stadium for the Forest game and is now being regularly tipped as the next West Ham  boss. The Reims manager posted an Instagram post for all to see after arriving in the UK with his French team who are already already on an international break.

As a youngster, Will and his brothers weren’t allowed a PlayStation at home so the go to gaming item was a PC where they would play Championship Manager and Football Manager (which is where the game link comes in).

It’s made him follow football and fall in love with it. Teams he used to manage were Fulham and West Ham because they were teams who were in the Championship with the biggest budgets and the goal was to get the club back in the Premier League. His dad is a West Ham fan which is why they steer more towards the East side of London than West.

Will played football at youth level for Sint-Truidense and then realised that a career playing wasn’t on the cards so he looked into other avenues to get in the game. He went off to college in England and enrolled in a course where Preston North End gave him an internship to manage the U14s.

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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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  • Hammeroo says:

    It sounds like a plan. Moyes contract ends at the end of the current season. Will Still has said that he wants to see out his contract at Reims this season and would accept an offer to coach West Ham in a heartbeat.

    I have not read of any reason or speculation as to why he was actually at the Forest game at the London Stadium on Sunday. Was he invited by, perhaps, Tim Steidten? Or maybe he was just there as a fan.

    What I have read is that Steidten sees future head coaches at West Ham as just that – a head coach – and not manager of the club as such, particularly having little or no say in player recruitment. Presumably that would be Steidten’s domain.

    I am guessing that Will Still would be more than happy with this arrangement as coaching is what he does – and very well from all accounts. Perhaps offering an initial short term contract would be a cautious but optimistic way for West Ham to proceed. I think most Hammers fans would be happy to give this young and progressive coach a go.

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