West Ham have had “contact” with Verona manager Ivan Juric, according to Calciomercato.com. The Croatian is said to have impressed the Hammers’ hierarchy after guiding his team to eighth place in Serie A this season.
Calciomercato claim the “president” of the London club has been following Juric’s progress for “some time.” It is unclear whether they mean David Sullivan or David Gold but the suggestion is the 44-year-old could well have been considered before David Moyes was reinstalled as manager back in December.
The Scot has overseen an upturn in West Ham’s form recently, but prior to their win against Southampton last weekend, the Irons had been on a concerning run which had seen them pick up just two points in their previous seven games.
Whether Juric would have the ability to come in and transform the club like he has with Verona, it is open to debate. Before being hired by his current employer last June, his only claim to fame was being sacked by Genoa on three separate occasions.