The writing was on the wall! Poor performance after poor performance meant it was only a matter of time before a change was made. Manuel Pellergrini has been sacked following a the 2-1 defeat against Leicester City on Saturday evening. Two 2-1 defeats in two days were the final straw.
Now the Pellergrini has been officially fired who are the managers who will be vying to be considered for the West Ham top job? We run through the best odds currently available for the next West Ham manager betting market!
The former West Ham United, Manchester United and Everton manager is leading the odds! Bookmakers have the David Moyes favourite to return to the London Stadium. Moyes managed West Ham in the 2017/2018 Premier League season, ensuring Premier League survival. Will the fans be excited with Moyes? Hmmm
Eddie Howe is having a difficult time at Bournemouth. Another defeat today against Brighton will only add to the woe. Would a managerial switch to West Ham be a the way forward? It's about time he got considered for a bigger job.
Rafa Benitez has been out of football job since leaving Newcastle United. Perhaps the Spaniard would welcome a London Premier League job? Rafa is a certainly a contender for the Hammers job.
Former Stoke City boss is the next candidate in the running! Can you see the West Ham faithful being excited about Pulis? Probably not!
Paolo Di Canio
Upton Park fan favourite, Paolo Di Canio would be a very interesting appointment! Outsider in the betting market for the job.
Enzo Maresca is already part of the setup at West Ham. Outside chance, but you would expect the board to want a marked change in direction.
Unai Emery would be a very surprising pick as new West Ham manager, but the bookies have him in the pack of candidates.
It would be surprising to see Sean Dyche swap the claret and blue of Burnely for West Ham! But if you fancy it then the bookies will reward if it happens!
Lee Bowyer is a former West Ham player and may well fancy the job. Would those in charge at the top give Bowyer a chance?
Big Sam back at West Ham? What could go wrong! Another former West Ham manager in the shortlist, but one of the big outsiders according to the odds!
Please note all odds are correct at the time of publishing (22:40 28th December 2019) and are subject to change.
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