According to a report from Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato, West Ham are admirers of Hellas Verona boss Ivan Juric.

The Italian publication claims that the Hammers ‘president’ – presumably meaning David Sullivan, is a big fan of the 44-year-old.

Juric was appointed as Hellas Verona boss in the summer of 2019, having just been promoted to Serie A.

UC Sampdoria v Hellas Verona - Serie A

Ivan Juric (Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images)

And the Croatian has worked wonders at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi.

Hellas are currently sitting in eighth spot in the Serie A table, and Calcio Mercato suggest that the 44-year-old has been a revelation in Italy this season.

The Italian media outlet are now claiming that Juric could be a managerial target for West Ham.

 

Current Hammers boss David Moyes will have 12 months remaining on his contract in the summer.

SS Lazio v Hellas Verona - Serie A

Ivan Juric (Photo by Silvia Lore/Getty Images)

And much will depend on how West Ham finish this season, with nine games still remaining.

The Hammers still have some incredibly tough fixtures still to come this term. And they are currently sitting outside the relegation purely because of a superior goal difference to those in and around them in the table.

The 56-year-old former Manchester United and Everton manager hasn’t really impressed since making his return to the London Stadium, as harsh as that may sound.

And after this latest report from Calcio Mercato, the Scot might just be looking over his shoulder.

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