West Ham fans react as Fonseca signs new deal with Shaktar Donetsk

The search for West Ham United’s new manager seems set to continue after reported target, Paulo Fonseca, signed a new two year contract with his current club, Shaktar Donetsk.

Fonseca has had success managing the Ukrainian side since his arrival in May 2016.

In his first campaign he led the side to a domestic treble and this season he helped Shaktar navigate themselves out of difficult group – that included Manchester City, Napoli, and Feyernoord – to qualify for the Champions League last 16.

The former Braga boss has been linked with the managerial vacancy at Everton as well as in East London and according to reports in the London Evening Standard, Fonseca met with West Ham co-owner David Sullivan earlier this week to discuss the role.

The Hammers are on the hunt for a new manager after David Moyes’s left the club.

After the dismissal, West Ham joint-chairman David Sullivan, issued a statement to supporters.

“We feel that it is right to move in a different direction. We aim to appoint a high-calibre figure who we feel will lead the club into an exciting future for our loyal supporters within the next 10 days.”

Irons fans have been very active on Twitter as they speculate on the identity of this ‘high-calibre figure’ with former City boss, Manuel Pellegrini, and current Newcastle manager, Rafa Benitez the top picks.

The best of the reaction can be seen here…