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Durham wants Mourinho


Adrian Durham claimed West Ham should make Jose Mourinho their No.1 choice to replace Manuel Pellegrini if they part company with the experienced manager.

The talkSPORT broadcaster claimed if the Hammers board were serious, which he thinks they are, then the club should be looking at the 56-year-old ex-Manchester United and Chelsea boss as a potential Pellegrini replacement.

Durham then added that Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo should be the club’s back-up option if they fail to get Mourinho as they should try to lure him away from the Hammers’ Premier League rivals.

“It all depends on how serious the board are, and I think they’re very serious,” said Durham in a clip uploaded to talkSPORT’s Twitter account.

“If they are that serious, they go and try and get José Mourinho and if that fails they try and lure Nuno away from Wolves.

“I think that’s the level West Ham should be looking at right now.”

Jason Cundy questioned whether West Ham were a better option than Wolves when it came to Nuno and Durham stated that a big salary may tempt him.

“I’m just saying a bigger salary will be a temptation and this is where West Ham are at,” explained Durham.


Durham indirectly insults Nuno by saying a bigger salary could potentially convince him to exchange life at Wolves for one where he sits in the hot seat at the London Stadium, as it might not be all about the money for the respected manager. The 45-year-old has worked hard to turn Wolves from a Championship side into one that is formidable in the Premier League, so why would he give that up for a team that are plummeting down the table? Wolves currently sit eighth in the Premier League, which is impressive after their slow start to the season, and are currently still in the Europa League. While the Europa League isn’t the world’s most prestigious competition, being in Europe with a club like Wolves, is something Nuno is no doubt relishing and aiming to build on. After all, he probably has dreams of taking Wolves into the Champions League.

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