If I was a betting man, which I’m not, I’m not sure who I’d put my money on to be in charge of West Ham United next season.
Today, against Everton at the London Stadium, David Moyes could be taking charge of West Ham United for the final time. The Scot is, after replacing Slaven Bilic, on a short-term contract that expires once the 2017 / 2018 season comes to an end.
Now whether those who run our football club see Moyes as the man to take the club forward will be revealed when the Scot sits down with the board, next week, to discuss his future.
However, the good folk of the popular tabloid publication, the Sun, are confidently predicting that the Hammers board have drawn up a short-list of possible replacements.
The list contains some interesting names, with the former Watford and Hull boss Marco Silva and the former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini both getting mentions.
But the list also contains the name of someone who would prove to be a real coup for the club if a move for his services proves to be successful, with that name being Unai Emery.
Emery is currently in the managerial hot-seat at Paris Saint Germain but is set to leave the French club at the end of the season, after leading them to a convincing La Ligue triumph.
In fact, Emery has an impeccable record with the Spaniard having won 10 trophies in his last 5 years in a career which has also seen him boss Sevilla.
Now whether Emery can be convinced to take the plunge and become the new manager of West Ham United Football Club remains to be seen, even more so with, according to another news source the Express, Arsenal also said to be looking towards the Spaniard as the ideal replacement for the departing Arsene Wenger.
I’d suggest any successful move for Emery would need a huge amount of dialogue, the squad needs a dramatic overhaul and Emery would, no doubt, be looking for a significant investment from our owners to turn the club around.
But, if there is any chance of persuading Emery to take over then I’d urge the club to pursue the Spaniard with vigour, his capture could be the making of our club.