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West Ham shortlist three managers to replace David Moyes

West Ham United are eyeing three possible replacements for under-fire manager David Moyes, according to the Daily Mail.

The Hammers are winless in eight, and the fans are restless. Moyes’ future beyond the season is increasingly uncertain.

The club has reportedly begun sounding out other managers to gauge their interest and financial demands.

No immediate decision is expected, but a defeat at home against Brentford could force their hand.

West Ham have shortlisted former Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Julen Lopetegui, ex-Nottingham Forest coach Steve Cooper and former Chelsea manager Graham Potter. 

Lopetegui left Wolves at the start of the season, while Forest dismissed Cooper to avoid getting sucked into a relegation battle. Potter has been out of work since failing woefully at Chelsea.

The London club also had their sights set on Austrian manager Oliver Glasner, but he has replaced Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace.

West Ham hold a long-term interest in Thomas Tuchel, but it seems unrealistic despite his situation at Bayern Munich.

Talks over a new deal for Moyes stalled after the club’s form nosedived. 

West Ham want to wait until the end of the season before deciding on the manager role, but accelerating the decision is an option if results do not go their way over the next few games. 

Co-owner David Sullivan understands how the fans feel about Moyes, but they want to be level-headed in their decision.

Moyes faced similar criticism last season after underperforming in the league, but he secured the Europa Conference League and bought himself time. 

He will be hoping that the return of Lucas Paqueta in the next two weeks can help them get back on track.

Paqueta’s absence coincided with West Ham’s slump, and his return could be a catalyst.

Meanwhile, Moritz Steidten, brother of sporting director Tim Steidten, has been appointed head of international scouting and recruitment.

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