Reims manager Will Still has spoken of his love for West Ham and idea of managing in the Premier League.
The 30 year old, who has taken the football world by storm for his outstanding work to date in his career – most notably for overseeing a 17 match unbeaten run for his current club, has responded to talk of his love for our Hammers.
It was reported on The West Ham Way Podcast months back that Still is a West Ham fan, with many fans now keeping an eye on his successes in France knowing he could possibly be a future candidate for the hot-seat in East London.
The manager, who was born in Belgium to English parents and who infamously found his love for management through Football Manager, has spoken of his desire to work in the UK.
“England always feels like home and somewhere I want to go back to,” admitted Still. “It’s part of me, part of my roots, family – a part of who I am.”
Still was questioned on the speculation that he is a Hammer – something he was proud to confirm as correct.
”Yes the rumours are true. My Dad is a West Ham fan and it runs in the family.”
Still was also previously asked at a press conference if he’d consider the West Ham post should it become available.
“I’d have to think about it,” he replied.
“You ask any kid what they want to do and they’ll say Premier League footballer or manager – and I’m no different.”
Reims though and quite rightly have no intention of losing Still and hope he does decide to remain in France, even if the Premier League comes calling.
“I really hope, given his work, his performance and given his human qualities, that he will remain the coach of the Stade de Reims,” said Jean-Pierre Caillot, the president of Reims.
West Ham are believed to be monitoring Stills progression in the game.