Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is interested in taking over at West Ham if the Hammers dispense with current manager Manuel Pellegrini, according to ExWHUEmployee.
The insider claims he knows that Howe could be persuaded to take the job at the London Stadium if it was available, and fans on Twitter would be keen on the 41-year-old being hired:
Would take him 100% exactly who I want
— Rob Hart (@RobertHart24) November 24, 2019
He was my number 1 choice before Pellegrini, he’d be brilliant for us. Exactly the right profile, proven in the top flight on a relatively small budget and consistently over-achieves. Love the way he conducts himself and his style of football would suit West Ham.
— Gary Killington ⚒🌹 (@gary_killington) November 24, 2019
Make it happen @davidgold
— Connor Tiddleywomp // #RegisterToVote (@SpiffingAFK) November 24, 2019
That would be a dream but I doubt our board are willing to pay Pellegrini off at this stage
— freddie bonfanti (@freddiebonfa) November 24, 2019
I would love to get Eddie Howe in. He likes to play decent football and gets his tactics spot on. Young English and hungry is exactly what we need
— daniel cooper (@dbcwhu) November 24, 2019
If he really is interested than we need to go all out to get him
— ⚒🇬🇧🔱IronWorks 🔱🏴⚒ (@EssexActivist) November 24, 2019
He would be the right one for us I believe plays the right way a good young manager
— Michael Rant (@michael_rant) November 24, 2019
A great replacement
— TheDon (@coachdon45) November 24, 2019
i would like that , but our fans have got to be realistic , things need to change big time and it wont happen over night ,
— Bob Clark (@bobclark56) November 24, 2019
he‘s exactly what we need get him in
— Elias (@elijyash) November 24, 2019
Howe is just one of a number of names that have been linked with the hot seat at West Ham. Rafa Benitez, Sean Dyche and Chris Hughton have all been mentioned as possible contenders, while Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has also been suggested.
It is believed that Pellegrini will still be in charge when the Irons play Chelsea on Saturday, but the Chilean is now on borrowed time.
A major stumbling block could be the sizeable compensation that the London club would have to pay in order to sack him but if there is a risk of relegation, the costs of going down would certainly dwarf any severance package.