Eddie Howe’s representatives were prepared to meet with West Ham United over potentially replacing Manuel Pellegrini, according to ExWHUemployee.
The reliable club source claimed that he warned Hammers’ fans to look out for the 41-year-old in the running for the job because of many of his backroom staff having links to the Irons.
ExWHUemployee reported on his personal Twitter account that Howe’s representatives were ready to discuss terms with West Ham over a potential deal for the 41-year-old.
“The reason I said at the weekend to look out for Howe’s name being in the running is: there are people in his backroom staff that have strong links to West Ham,” he wrote on Thursday.
“I have learnt that Howe’s representatives were prepared to meet West Ham to discuss a potential deal.”
Football Insider recently reported that Howe has emerged as West Ham’s top target and that the Bournemouth manager is very keen on making the switch.
Everything seems to be pointing in the right direction for Howe to take over at West Ham should they decide to part ways with Pellegrini in the coming weeks. It looks like each member of Howe’s backroom staff could also follow him to the London Stadium should he decide to take over, with their links to the club from the past. Despite Pellegrini still being in the job, a number of names have been thrown into the mix to take over from him should he be given the axe, and Howe would certainly be a smart choice given their current situation. Winless since September, the Hammers need a boss who can come in and start afresh in East London, and the 41-year-old has done exactly that and more during his 11 years with Bournemouth. It appears that Howe is getting closer to the role as each day passes, and Pellegrini will need to start looking over his shoulder should he guide his side to another disappointing result on Saturday against Chelsea.