Newcastle fans should be raging if West Ham land Benitez and Lascelles

Newcastle fans should be raging if West Ham land Benitez and Lascelles

"We are already taking steps to identify and recruit the manager we believe can take West Ham United forward in line with our ambitions".

West Ham are on the search for a new manager after deciding not to extend David Moyes' short-term contract which expired at the end of the season.

Former Everton and Manchester United boss Moyes was appointed until the end of this season last November, following a terrible start to the campaign under predecessor Slaven Bilic.

"Throughout his time here, David has carried himself with dignity and honesty", Sullivan said, "and we have all found him to be a pleasure to work with".

Reports this week said West Ham had held "productive" talks with Paulo Fonseca, the manager of Shakhtar Donetsk, while Sullivan remains a long-term admirer of Newcastle's Rafael Benitez.

West Ham's backroom employees of Alan Irvine, Billy McKinlay and Stuart Pearce have additionally left the membership and the Hammers wish to title a "high-calibre determine" inside the subsequent 10 days.

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The former Everton and Manchester United manager was appointed to replace Slaven Bilic in November on a six-month deal and guided them to a 13th place finish, having taken over with the team in the relegation zone.

West Ham announced the departure of Moyes on Wednesday and said a new manager would be hired "within the next 10 days". Fans have been increasingly disenchanted with the club's owners and protested at some home games.

'When David arrived, it was the wish of both parties that the focus be only until the end of the season.

Unai Emery, who has left his role as Paris Saint-Germain boss after his contract ended, is one of the those tipped to succeed the Scot.

Unfortunately for the Magpies however, Benitez is not the only key figure at St James' Park that West Ham reportedly have their eye on, with The Sun reporting back in March that current captain Jamaal Lascelles may also be offered the chance to make a move this summer.

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