West Ham United have approached Maurizio Sarri about taking over from David Moyes as manager at the London Stadium.

The West Ham manager is on really thin ice at the moment, with the Hammers having taken just 20 points from 22 Premier League games this season.

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There has been an upturn in result and form in recent weeks, but we are still slap bang in the middle of a real relegation battle, and if we fail to pull away from the bottom three soon, Moyes may well be given his marching orders.

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Back in January, it was claimed that current Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri was a target for the West Ham board.

And now it seems as though the Hammers have firmed up their interest in the 64-year-old ex-Chelsea boss…

West Ham eye bold Maurizio Sarri appointment

Il Messaggero claim that the Italian manager is on the Hammers’ radar.

In fact, it is suggested by the Italian publication that West Ham have already made contact with Sarri about potentially taking over from Moyes at the London Stadium.

Sarri moved to the Premier League from Napoli to take over at Chelsea in the summer of 2018. He only lasted one season at 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.

West Ham eye bold Maurizio Sarri appointment
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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. I feel as though he’d be a massive upgrade upon Moyes, and would make watching West Ham fun again.

However, the ball is quite clearly in Moyes’s court. If the Hammers start winning games and climbing the table, the Scot will be going nowhere fast.


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