Emery is the ambitious choice West Ham need to make after Moyes’ dourness

Unai Emery is on West Ham United’s shortlist to replace David Moyes, who will leave the club after guiding the club to safety, according to the Sun. 

West Ham want to be an ambitious club and that should start with a high-profile managerial choice who can give the fans a taste of the quality football they thought they were getting when they moved to the London Stadium.

What’s the story, then?

The report states that the Spaniard is on a shortlist that includes foreign talent such as Manuel Pellegrini, Marco Silva and Paulo Fonseca.

It also says that current manager Moyes will meet with the Hammers board next week after his short term contract expires on the final day of the season with a 3-1 win over Moyes’ old club Everton.

Emery would be a major coup

All of the four managers on the shortlist have their plus points but also their negatives; Pellegrini is too old, Silva has not stuck around at a Premier League club for a whole season and Fonseca has had Everton on his case.

Emery showed with Sevilla that he is adept at getting lesser players to play energetic, flowing football and his skillset is best suited to a talented Hammers squad that lacks direction.

Also, he is the man who convinced Neymar to leave Barcelona and join his project so he is clearly a man who can attract top talent and that’s exactly what West Ham need in order to turn their desire to invest into success on the pitch.