Yesterday saw the decision announced that David Moyes would not be the manager of West Ham United cometh the commencement of the 2018 / 2019 season.
Our article covering the news Click Here, carried a reference to the suggestion from David Sullivan that the club hoped to appoint a dynamic manager within the next ten days.
One name that has been mentioned in circles as being amongst the candidates was the Shakhtar Donetsk boss, Paulo Fonseca.
But, whilst it is an appointment that would get the blessing of Vital West Ham, according to the news vehicle, Guardian, it is something that, unfortunately, isn’t going to happen with our source implying that Fonseca has ruled himself out of the running.
However, another news source, the Mirror, is reporting that the Hammers have now identified a new first-choice.
The new, ideal candidate though is a name that might surprise the Hammers support but he’s also a name that has vast experience in the role and has a pedigree, when it comes to the Premier League that makes his potential appointment something that should be applauded.
The manager in question is none other than Rafael Benitez, somebody the club tried to recruit back in 2015 before the Spaniard was tempted to resist our overtures by an approach from Real Madrid.
Benitez is currently the boss at Newcastle United, however, his relationship with the owner and his quest for money to improve the squad could be the lever that could see the Hammers prise the Spaniard away from Tyneside.
Previously, Benitez has enjoyed success, in England, working with Liverpool and Chelsea, his appointment would be just the fillet the Hammers support would be looking for as we enter the summer break, but we’d expect any negotiations between our owners and Benitez to bring about the changes the club desperately needs to implement when it comes to operating in the transfer market.
Here at Vital West Ham, we’ll keep our eyes and ears open ready to report any further developments.