It looks to be a case of Mexico to the rescue for some worried West Ham fans as manager talk swirls after Marcelo Bielsa links.
Hammers boss David Moyes was already under intense pressure before the club slipped into the relegation zone after defeat to Wolves at the weekend.
That loss means West Ham go into another six-pointer against Everton this weekend with no win in seven Premier League games.
Moyes looks set to remain in charge for the clash against his old club. But talk in West Ham circles suggests it is very much last chance saloon for the Scot.
West Ham have been linked with a plethora of replacements this week including Rafa Benitez, Sean Dyche and Bielsa.
Hammers majority stakeholder David Sullivan has already interviewed Bielsa for the West Ham job in the past.
The 67-year-old former Leeds boss is currently out of work and was recently linked as a replacement for Moyes by The Mail.
That sparked concerns among many West Ham fans who feel maverick Bielsa could be a disaster waiting to happen as the Hammers battle relegation.
While supporters acknowledge what a brilliant job the eccentric Argentine did to get Leeds back to the top flight and keep them there, some feel his methods and poor grasp of English – something which still concerns Sullivan – could be a recipe for disaster at the London Stadium.
Well it looks like it could be Mexico to the rescue for worried West Ham fans as manager talk swirls after the Bielsa links.
Because according to ESPN, the reported West Ham managerial target is the number one choice to take over the Mexico national team.
“The candidate that keeps them (the Mexico national team bosses) up at night is Marcelo Bielsa, they want Bielsa,” ESPN MX’s David Faitelson said during an episode of Futbol Picante.
“If it’s not Bielsa, there are other candidates.”
ESPN refer to Bielsa as “famously eccentric” and question whether the manager – nicknamed “El Loco” – would be willing to buy into Mexico’s demands.
“The Argentine is a well-known football obsessive that has no lack of unconventional moments in his coaching past,” ESPN state.
“During 2016, he spent two days as manager of Serie A’s Lazio before quitting. A few years later in 2019 as coach of Leeds United, Bielsa held an impromptu 70-minute press conference detailing 300+ hours worth of analysis work amid a “spygate” scandal.”