There appears to be a managerial merry-go-round starting at West Ham United already in the past week or so, despite Manuel Pellegrini still being in charge of the club.
The Chilean will no doubt be aware of all the names being thrown into the hat to replace him already in East London, and that will surely be leaving him looking over his shoulder.
Just some of the names that have been thrown around are Chris Wilder, Rafael Benitez, Eddie Howe, and Sean Dyche – all being considered for the job.
It was revealed by the Guardian by Chris Hughton had emerged as a realistic candidate to take charge at the London Stadium, compared to the likes of Benitez.
ExWHUemployee revealed on the West Ham Way podcast, as confirmed on their official Twitter account on Wednesday that the Irons’ board were not considering Hughton as an option should the club part ways with Pellegrini.
Breaking on the show tonight via @ExWHUemployee – West Ham are not considering Chris Hughton as a replacement for Pellegrini if the club let him go.
— TheWestHamWayCoUk (@WestHamWaycouk) November 27, 2019
The Hammers’ board would be spot on to not consider Hughton, with the Irishman not the sort of name that the fans will be expecting should they have to start the hunt for a new boss.
Hughton was sacked by Brighton last season, and replaced by Graham Potter over their poor league position, and he hasn’t exactly got a track record of succeeding in the top flight compared to the Championship.
The 60-year-old has managed 167 games in the Premier League and has only managed to win 41 of those. Perhaps what is more concerning is the fact that his total goal difference from those games sits at minus 94 [Premier League].
West Ham aren’t exactly firing on all cylinders in the final third right now, with Sebastien Haller struggling so what they need is a manager who can come in and implement a fast-paced attacking style to help them become more ruthless.
The Hammers are spot on to avoid Hughton if they were to start a manager search for after the reign of Pellegrini, which appears to be closing in on its end.