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West Ham United: Marcelo Bielsa not a candidate to replace David Moyes

ExWHUemployee has revealed that West Ham United are unlikely to hire Marcelo Bielsa as manager if David Moyes is sacked amid mounting pressure.

What’s the word?

Seeing as the Hammers have lost their last five Premier League games on the bounce, it wouldn’t exactly be a shock if the board were keen to fire the man in charge soon.

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.”

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Bielsa not wanted

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.

However, he has been out of work since being fired in February last year. The manager was linked with the Bournemouth job earlier on in the season but the job went to Gary O’Neil instead.

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.

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West Ham United manager David Moyes before the match

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