ExWHUemployee has revealed that West Ham United are unlikely to hire Marcelo Bielsa as manager if David Moyes is sacked amid mounting pressure.
With that in mind, rumours have already begun to emerge as names are being linked as a possible replacement for Moyes. For instance, according to the Daily Mail (via Football 365), former Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa could be considered for the role.
However, despite those claims, depending on who you believe, West Ham do not have him named on any sort of list as of now and so a move for the Argentine is unlikely.
Indeed, Ex wrote on The West Ham Way Patreon page: “We have asked our high-placed sources whether there is any chance of Bielsa being the next manager at the club.
“We were given a stern word that they still backed the manager (although are insistent they obviously expect an upturn in performances and results) and that this hasn’t changed and that the former Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa is not one that they would consider at this point.”
Bielsa is certainly well-regarded by many within the world of football. In England, of course, he is best known for taking Leeds back up to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years in swashbuckling style.
As Ex’s source makes clear, Moyes is still very much being backed by the board. However, it’s likely – with the club just one place above the bottom three – that he could be sacked in the near future if the poor form persists.
After this update, though, it’s still extremely unclear as to who could be the main candidates to replace the current boss (if he goes), with Bielsa ruled out for the time being.