West Ham have no chance of appointing ex-Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel or former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino as David Moyes’ successor, according to The Telegraph.
The English newspaper claims that the two “dream” appointments are “out of reach” as neither would accept an offer to join the Hammers.
With that being the case, the London club’s board have already turned their attention to short term options if results under Moyes don’t improve very soon.
Another former Spurs head coach Nuno Espirito Santo is believed to be under consideration, while ex-Liverpool and Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is also in the frame.
Moyes is clinging to his job. Despite spending close to £160m on new signings over the summer, West Ham find themselves in the relegation places after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Wolves. Moyes’ side take on fellow strugglers Everton this weekend and anything other than a victory may lead to the axe falling.