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West Ham managerial target who ‘dreams’ of Premier League move is available

West Ham United have been handed a boost in their search for a replacement for David Moyes, who is poised to leave the club this summer.

The board are still mulling over the Scottish manager’s future after a turbulent campaign that could end with the club missing out on European football for the first time since 2019/20.

The 5-2 thrashing against Crystal Palace appeared to have sealed his fate. While the most recent 2-2 draw against Liverpool offered little reprieve, it may only prolong the inevitable.

However, with the search for his long-term successor proving difficult due to a shortage of capable alternatives, Moyes is expected to oversee the remaining three games of the season.

The board may be waiting to strike an agreement with a replacement before announcing their decision on Moyes’ future, and another potential candidate has landed in their lap.

Will Still is not the answer

French club Stade Reims have announced (via The Athletic) that they have parted ways with manager Will Still with immediate effect.

The 31-year-old’s heartwarming story with the Ligue 1 side has come to an abrupt end after an awful campaign that has left the club sitting 11th in the league rankings.

Still rose to prominence after embarking on a 17-match unbeaten streak that saw the club finish 11th last season.

However, there has been no visible improvement from the team, forcing the club to cut him loose as he incurs a £22,000 fine every time he takes charge of a game without a UEFA Pro Licence.

Still is a West Ham fan, and the board have previously shown an interest in appointing him after he publicly revealed his dream of working in the Premier League.

With the manager now a free agent, the Hammers could be tempted to move for the once-promising tactician.

However, West Ham must avoid making a knee-jerk reaction to Still’s availability. His underwhelming record this season proves he is not the answer to the club’s managerial dilemma.

Once heralded as a managerial prodigy, his stock has crashed considerably after winning just 11 out of 31 league games this season (D7, L13).

Tim Steidten has been tasked with finding West Ham’s next manager and he needs to prioritise experience.

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