The West Ham United owners are reportedly eyeing up a move to appoint ex Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, should they sack David Moyes.
That’s according to Italian publication Il Messaggero who claim that the Hammers face competition from Tottenham and Everton to acquire the 64-year-old Italian’s signature.
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Moyes is under severe pressure in his role as manager at the London Stadium, with Saturday’s win over Everton doing little to prevent the criticism coming his way.
Recent reports suggested that Rafa Benitez is the West Ham owners’ first choice to replace Moyes at the helm.
It seems as though the Hammers hierarchy have their eyes on a more ambitious appointment though…
West Ham consider Maurizio Sarri swoop
The ex Chelsea man is on the radar of the Hammers, as well as Tottenham and Everton according to a report from Il Messaggero.
Sarri moved to the Premier League from Napoli to take over at Chelsea in the summer of 2018. He only lasted one season ate Stamford Bridge though, after struggling to keep pace with Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the table.
The experienced Italian is well-renowned for the exceptionally attacking and easy-on-the-eye football that he gets his teams to play.
It is a highly attractive playing style, and he has his team operate with a really high defensive line and a zonal marking system.
Sarri urges his players to use the football as a point of reference rather than opposing players. The Italian would undoubtedly get a tune out of the West Ham players, considering how much quality we have at the London Stadium.
I would absolutely love Maurizio Sarri to be appointed as West Ham United manager. Unfortunately for us though, I just cannot see it happening.
It seems as though we will be stuck for Moyes for quite some time yet, unless the Hammers lose the next three or four Premier League games in a row.
And missing out on Sarri would be a huge shame in my opinion. Anyone who watched his Napoli team from the 2017/18 season will agree.
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