MX23RW : Saturday, December 15 16:51:30

David Sullivan: 'West Ham United confident of appointing high-calibre manager'

West Ham to appoint
© SilverHub
West Ham United reveal that they are seeking to appoint "a manager who has a proven record of success at the highest level of the game" within the next seven days.

West Ham United have informed fans that they are close to appointing a "high-calibre" head coach.

The Hammers are looking for their fourth manager since 2015 after David Moyes was dismissed on Wednesday.

Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez, who has previously managed the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Napoli, has been linked with the West Ham hotseat.

On Thursday evening, a statement on the official Hammers site claimed that "a manager who has a proven record of success at the highest level of the game" will be hired within the next seven days.

"West Ham United would like to assure supporters that the board are extremely confident of appointing a high-calibre first-team manager, who has a proven record both in the Premier League and European football," read the statement.

"The club expect to make an announcement within the next seven days, following a thorough and strategic process that has identified the best possible candidates."

Joint chairman David Sullivan said: "I would like to reassure our supporters that we have left no stone unturned in selecting the individual we believe is the right man to take West Ham United forward.

"We have followed a process that is progressing entirely to plan and are now very close to reaching an agreement. This is an exciting time for our football club. We are preparing to appoint a manager who has a proven record of success at the highest level of the game."

West Ham finished 13th in the Premier League table this season, nine points clear of the dropzone.


Click here for more stories about David Sullivan

Click here for more stories about West Ham United

Share this article now:
Rafael Benitez squats and barks during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Newcastle United on November 18, 2017
Read Next:
West Ham 'want Benitez to replace Moyes'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League
Championship
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Belgian Pro League
League One
League Two
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Welsh Premier League
NIFL Premiership
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Ligue 2
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Turkish Super Lig
Australian A-League
Indian I-League
International Friendlies
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
2Liverpool1613303462842
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17121430161437
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461819-125
8Everton176652422224
9Watford177372323024
10Bournemouth177282527-223
11Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
12West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111533-1814
17Burnley1734101532-1713
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account