David Moyes, the manager of West Ham, has been under fire lately because of the team’s erratic start to the Premier League season.
The club’s 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace on Sunday kept them near the bottom of the standings, just two points above the relegation zone as the World Cup winter break approaches.
Although reports yesterday suggested that the club would maintain its faith in the Scotsman who has oversaw so much success during his time at the London Stadium, fans have begun to turn against their manager.
We have examined the other options available to the Irons should they decide to part ways with their manager because things can change in football very quickly.
Ralph Hassenhuttl (free agent)
The Austrian’s four years at the St. Mary’s Stadium came to an end yesterday when Southampton announced that he had been fired for just one win in his previous nine matches.
However, Hassenhuttl received a lot of praise while leading the Saints, and he might be excited about the prospect of returning to the dugout.
The 55-year-old is probably going to find the West Ham job to be very alluring, and the Hammers could benefit from a man driven to make a statement.
Ange Postecoglou (Celtic)
The Australian manager has led a fantastic turnaround at Celtic Park, helping the team close a big gap to city rivals Rangers and win the Scottish Premiership the previous year.
He has received praise for promoting an attacking style of soccer, which West Ham supporters are likely to enjoy.
Postecoglou might be more open to taking a chance in the Premier League now that the Hoops are no longer playing in Europe, with the Irons being one of the league’s most exciting teams to manage.
Sean Dyche (free agent)
Dyche is mentioned whenever a managerial position in the Premier League is rumoured to be close to opening up.
After a lengthy stint in charge of Burnley, the 51-year-old has been open about his desire to return to the bench, but he hasn’t been given the chance because of some concerns about his playing style.
However, Dyche might be the right choice if David Gold and company want to guarantee results. The Englishman would aid the team in producing more results, which would improve their standing in the league.
Rafael Benitez (free agent)
Despite a disappointing tenure as Everton’s manager, Benitez is still one of the best options available and is known to be eager to return to the bench.
He had a fantastic run as Newcastle’s manager before underachieving at Goodison, and West Ham supporters would be hoping to see this kind of form if he were to land the position.
He would bring a distinguished resume to the London Stadium as a Champions League and Europa League winner, but fans may still be wary given Manuel Pellegrini’s struggles as manager prior to Moyes’ appointment.