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Three options for West Ham if they sack David Moyes

West Ham United suffered their heaviest defeat of the season in all competitions this weekend as Brighton & Hove Albion stunned them with a 4-0 win

The pressure is now back on manager David Moyes with the defeat leaving the Hammers just two points above the relegation zone. 

If the club’s hierarchy pulls the trigger on Moyes’ reign, here are some of the candidates they could turn to.

Rafael Benitez

Benitez was most recently the manager of Everton, where he lasted only six-and-a-half months. At the time of his departure, the Toffees were 15th in the Premier League.

However, the Spaniard is still regarded as a top manager with plenty of experience. Everyone is familiar with his achievements at Liverpool, where he won the Champions League trophy in 2005. 

Benitez also did an excellent job at Newcastle United, winning the Championship title in 2016-17 before leading them to 10th and 13th place finishes in the English top-flight. 

Nuno Espírito Santo 

Nuno Espirito Santo failed to revive the fortunes of Tottenham Hotspur after taking over the club in June 2021.

He was dismissed after just three months in the job, following a run of five losses in seven top-flight matches. 

However, Nuno received plenty of praise for his incredible work at Wolverhampton Wanderers. He kept the Midlands outfit in the Premier League and installed a recognisable pattern of play.

The Portuguese is currently the manager of Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad but could be convinced to return to England

Frank Lampard 

Lampard pulled off an impressive feat by securing Everton’s top-flight status after taking over the club in January 2022 when they were just four points above the relegation zone.

However, he led the Toffees to a disastrous start this season and was sacked in January with his side sitting 19th in the table. 

While Lampard is unlikely to get the West Ham job, he could be considered if the main candidates turn down the role.

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