Ex-Liverpool and Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez has rejected an approach from West Ham about replacing David Moyes on a short-term basis, according to reports in England.
The Hammers seem to be putting some feelers out to determine who would be willing to come in and manage on an interim basis if the club choose to sack Moyes in the coming days.
Supporters on Twitter are, on the whole, happy that Benitez won’t be succeeding Moyes in the dugout at the London Stadium:
dodged a bullet there
— Robert Fegan (@RobertFegan6) February 21, 2023
Don’t get me wrong, Moyes isn’t a great manager for us right now, but Rafa isn’t exactly an improvement, so I’d be happy if he doesn’t join us. 😂
— fut_milo (@futmilo) February 21, 2023
Every cloud etc etc.
— Philip Burns (@BurnsPhilgburns) February 21, 2023
Good. Don’t want him anyway.
— James (@WestHamFloyd) February 21, 2023
Dear me he’s the last person I’d approach
— Steviemac 🍋 (@steviemac2010) February 21, 2023
— jp 🇬🇧🇺🇸🌻 (@s8jep) February 21, 2023
Excellent news! …..
— Steve Davis (@RUsureIsaidthat) February 21, 2023
Thank goodness for that phew COYI ⚒️⚒️⚒️
— Robin (@ROBWHU66) February 21, 2023
Considering how he fared in his last job at Everton, West Ham fans are probably right to be dismissive of Benitez’s credentials but it appears the club’s hierarchy are now seriously considering their options when it comes to Moyes.
Earlier this week, it was reported that the 59-year-old won’t be sacked even if the Irons suffer a poor result against Nottingham Forest this weekend but there are differing views on this. We will know more about the manager’s future after Saturday.