West Ham are continuing to explore options as to who will replace David Moyes this summer should be depart, with ExWHUEmployee providing an update.

Following our exit from the Europa League and disappointing form domestically for much of 2024 thus far, it’s now widely anticipated that the club will not renew the contract of Moyes this summer.

Our Podcast co-host and club insider Ex has provided an update on the situation at present, with the club shortlisting candidates and commencing initial talks.

“We are interested in Sporting Lisbon’s manager Ruben Amorim,” stated Ex on The West Ham Way Patreon. “As we stated though the chances of this happening appear to be very slim and nothing has changed in that respect.

“Another thing worth noting is the expense it would cost to buy him out of his contract and compensation is not something they Sullivan likes to pay for managers.

“This does take us on to assuming that out of contract managers such as Julen Lopetegui would be more appealing. There has been talks with him via an agent so far and also his trusted assistant manager Edu Rubio did used to work at West Ham with the women’s team, so would also put in a good word for the club.

“It appears that the former Real Madrid manger is interested in taking over but West Ham wish to explore other options before a decision is made.”

The club insider also provided further names that the club are interested in at this early stage of the process, with Tim Steidten set to play a significant role in proceedings.

“Discussions could also take place with Stuggart’s  Sebastian Hoeness another choice of Tim Steidten,” added Ex. “A German manager would appeal to our German technical director and another that is out of contract is former Munich manager Hansi Flick.

“Daniel Fonseca of Lille is another manager who it is thought the club will want to talk to. He is likely to have discussions in the coming weeks. Arnie Slot is another on the radar but it appears other clubs appeal to him more at this stage.

“They will also talk to a couple of domestic based managers and these could include Gary O’Neill, Vincent Kompany, Marco Silva, Steve Cooper and Michael Carrick.”