Sunday 22 July 2018

David Moyes is the early favourite but here are four other candidates to take over from Slaven Bilic at West Ham

Slaven Bilic left his role as West Ham manager on Monday morning
Slaven Bilic left his role as West Ham manager on Monday morning
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

West Ham are looking for a new manager after Slaven Bilic was sacked on Monday morning.

Here, we look at some possible names in the frame to replace the Croatian.

David Moyes

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David Moyes
 

The Scot has been out of work since quitting Sunderland in May but is reportedly in pole position for the Hammers job. Moyes lost 28 of his 43 games in charge of the Black Cats and has won just 47 of his last 137 matches, including his spells at Manchester United and Real Sociedad. His stock has fallen dramatically since he left Everton in 2013 but West Ham could offer him the chance to rebuild his reputation.

Carlo Ancelotti

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Carlo Ancelotti
 

It is staggering to think someone of Ancelotti's pedigree is available, but he is. Bayern Munich cut ties with the Italian early in the season and, whoever gets the 58-year-old will get a man to have won three Champions Leagues and titles in Italy, France, England and Spain. The question is, would he fancy a Premier League relegation battle?

Manuel Pellegrini

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Manuel Pellegrini
 

Another Premier League winner, Pellegrini is the current favourite for the job. He won the title with Manchester City in 2014 but left when Pep Guardiola became available. He is currently with Hebei China Fortune but, like Ancelotti, is a seasoned winner all over the world.

Chris Coleman

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Chris Coleman
 

Coleman has yet to decide whether to pen a new deal with the Welsh Football Association after Wales missed out on the World Cup. His stock is high after taking Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 and this could be a position to appeal to him.

Sean Dyche

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Sean Dyche
 

Burnley's boss celebrates his fifth anniversary at Turf Moor this month and continues to enhance his reputation as one of the finest English managers around. The Clarets have won promotion, twice, under his watch, and look on course to survive in the top flight for a second straight year after a strong start. That cannot have gone unnoticed further up the pyramid and though West Ham are beneath Burnley currently, their greater potential may tempt Dyche.

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