Text  Larger | Smaller | Default


New manager close, says Suliivan

Filed: Thursday, 17th May 2018
By: Staff Writer

David Sullivan has spoken to reassure fans that the search for a new manager could be close to completion.

24 hours after a statement on the club's website promised that "the club will be making no further comment until a new managerial appointment is confirmed", Sullivan revealed that the club were "very close" to rubber-stamping a deal with David Moyes' successor.

"I would like to reassure our supporters that we have left no stone unturned in selecting the individual we believe is the right man to take West Ham United forward," he told whufc.com.

"We have followed a process that is progressing entirely to plan and are now very close to reaching an agreement. This is an exciting time for our football club.

"We are preparing to appoint a manager who has a proven record of success at the highest level of the game."

The statement added the "the Board are extremely confident of appointing a high-calibre first-team manager, who has a proven record both in the Premier League and European football" - whilst confirming that an announcement could be expected "within the next seven days".

Latest managerial odds*

4/6 Manuel Pellegrini
7/4 Rafa Benitez
8/1 Unai Emery
10/1 Claudio Ranieri
12/1 Julian Nagelsmann
20/1 Eddie Howe; Marco Silva
33/1 Sam Allardyce

* From Ladbrokes.

Related News

   arrow   Owners panned for lack of long-term plan [4th Sep 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Tuesday's news round-up [7th Aug 2018]
   arrow   Changes afoot as Pellegrini eyes new striker [1st Aug 2018]
   arrow   Pellegrini: the first press conference [24th Jul 2018]
   arrow   Season tickets sold out [23rd Jul 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Thursday's news round-up [12th Jul 2018]
   arrow   More to follow, says Sullivan [11th Jul 2018]
   arrow   Hammers move for Bruno [27th Jun 2018]
   arrow   Hammers confirm DoF appointment [13th Jun 2018]
   arrow   Pellegrini preparing for 'spectacular' challenge [6th Jun 2018]

Your Comments

Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
News Image

On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Fans mystified by '95 per cent' claim
David Sullivan's claim that 95 per cent of West Ham supporters are happy wi...more
Three Years Ago
Winston Reid out of Chelsea clash
Winston Reid will not recover from injury in time to face Chelsea at the Boleyn this weekend, says S...more
Five Years Ago
Elliot's an Essex boy
Hammers forward Elliot Lee has joined Colchester United on a month's loan....more