West Ham may be yet to kick a ball under the guidance of David Moyes but the Hammers are already preparing for the long-term, as they seek the ideal replacement to succeed Moyes at the end of the campaign.
Former Sunderland and Manchester United boss Moyes arrived at the London Stadium last week to replace Slaven Bilic, who was axed after the Hammers slipped into the Premier League’s relegation zones, but the Scotsman has only signed a deal until the end of the season.
Whilst work has taken place to provide structure under Moyes’ tenure, with Stuart Pearce and Alan Irvine coming in to work as assistants, that could all be changed yet again in the summer- as the Hammers are seeking a former Premier League boss.
According to reports cited by The Daily Star, West Ham want to appoint former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores as their next long-term manager and failed to get the Spaniard after Bilic as he didn’t want to leave Espanyol midway through the season.
Since leaving the Hornets in 2016, Sanchez Flores has impressed at Espanyol, narrowly missing out on a Europa League spot last season, though his side have won just three of eleven La Liga games so far this term.
The Spaniard signed a three-year deal in Catalonia upon his appointment and will still have one-year left on his contract next summer. However, West Ham believe they could get their man.