Marco Silva emerges as contender to replace David Moyes at West Ham

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Fulham manager Marco Silva is reportedly a contender to replace David Moyes at West Ham this summer, should the Scot leave the club.

The Hammers have had another solid season overall, but there is a growing feeling that Moyes may potentially have taken his side as far as he can.

Last year was a memorable one at the London Stadium, as West Ham sealed UEFA Europa Conference League glory, but performances and results have been more hit-and-miss this time around.

That has led to some reports claiming that Moyes could be sacked as the pressure grows on him, meaning possible successors need to be looked at.

According to a new update from Give Me Sport, Fulham boss Silva is being looked at, with the report stating that he “could now emerge as a candidate” to replace Moyes.

It goes on to add that “Thomas Tuchel, who is set to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season, will also be explored by the Hammers”, while “technical director Tim Steidten also admires Paulo Fonseca, who is currently in charge of Ligue 1 outfit Lille, and Feyenoord boss Arne Slot.”

West Ham supporters will likely be split when it comes to Moyes’ future, with some still happy with the job he is doing, not wanting to take a risk on another option.

On the flip side, a chunk of fanbase will feel that things have grown stagnant under the former Everton and Manchester United manager, with fresh blood needed.

The fact that Moyes is yet to sign a new deal ahead of his current contract expiring this summer certainly suggests that both he and the Hammers are mulling over the decision, and his side’s results in the next few weeks could ultimately determine whether he is the right man moving forward or not.

If the Scot does move on to pastures new at the end of the season, he should leave as a popular figure, considering the European glory he masterminded last season.

As for Silva, he would be a strong option to bring in, given the job he continues to do at Fulham, guiding them into the Premier League after promotion from the Championship in 2021/22, and ensuring they sit 12th in the table currently.

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