West Ham United have identified Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel as the profile of manager they want to attract to the London Stadium.

West Ham United are eyeing a potential move for Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel amid ongoing uncertainty over David Moyes’ future

West Ham United have identified Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel as the profile of manager they want to attract to the London Stadium.

There is growing uncertainty over David Moyes’ future at the helm after he has led the Hammers to a winless start to 2024.

Respected journalist Dean Jones understands that Luton Town chief Rob Edwards will not be considered for the West Ham job if it becomes available.

West Ham United will be monitoring Thomas Tuchel’s situation at Bayern Munich as he matches the ‘profile’ of manager that the hierarchy want to replace David Moyes in the London Stadium dugout, but journalist Dean Jones has told GIVEMESPORT that Luton Town chief Rob Edwards has been ruled out of the running for a key reason.

The Hammers’ hopes of bagging one of the European qualification spots have taken a severe dent in recent weeks, having failed to secure a win since December 28, and that has led to speculation over whether an alteration could be made in the east Londoners’ hot-seat.

Moyes led West Ham to their heaviest home defeat during the Premier League era when they suffered a 6-0 thumping at the hands of title-chasing Arsenal earlier this month, and sections of the fanbase called for the Scottish tactician to be axed during the loss to Nottingham Forest last weekend.

Hammers keeping tabs on Tuchel’s situation

 

West Ham will consider attempting to lure Tuchel back to the capital if he is sacked by Bayern, according to SportsLens, as he is admired by key figures working behind the scenes at the London Stadium, and they are keen to show ambition if they opt to part company with Moyes.

The report suggests that the German tactician, who led Chelsea to the Champions League and won 63 matches during his only previous spell working in England, would become a candidate if he is relieved of his duties at the Allianz Arena as Hammers co-owner David Sullivan continues exploring potential targets.

Julen Lopetegui, Steve Cooper and Graham Potter are also on West Ham’s radar – having been on the lookout for a fresh challenge since leaving Wolverhampton Wanderers, Nottingham Forest and Chelsea respectively – as there is doubt over whether Tuchel would entertain taking charge of West Ham if he leaves the reigning Bundesliga champions.

Thomas Tuchel’s managerial record

Matches

591

Won

347

Drawn

103

Lost

141

Goals for

1226

Goals against

675

 

Respected reporter Jones recently told GIVEMESPORT that West Ham’s decision not to hand Moyes a new contract earlier in the campaign has paid off as they would have run the risk of having to fork out a lucrative compensation package if they opted to sack him and head in an alternative direction following an alarming loss of form.

The Hammers hierarchy appear to have made a major U-turn over their future plans as, earlier this month, the 60-year-old revealed that discussions over fresh terms had progressed, while further talks were due to be held following the closure of the winter transfer window.

It is understood that sporting director Tim Steidten has been tasked with identifying a potential successor to Moyes, and possible options are being assessed as Sullivan and other key decision-makers behind the scenes are aware that the style of play and recent results are not pleasing the fanbase.

Dean Jones – West Ham scouring market for established manager at highest level

 

Jones believes that West Ham will be keeping a close eye on developments in Bavaria as they will be keen to discover whether Tuchel would be interested in succeeding Moyes if he is axed by Bayern, who are at serious risk of missing out on the Bundesliga title to Bayer Leverkusen.

Having spoken to contacts, the reputable journalist understands that the 50-year-old tactician – described as ‘elite’ by ex-Hammers midfielder Paul Ince – fits the bill for the east Londoners, while an approach for Luton boss Edwards will not be made as he does not match the profile they are seeking in the event of a managerial change being made.

“I do think that West Ham would have an eye on Tuchel. It’s more about the profile of manager that they’re going to look for as they move beyond David Moyes.

“They are going to continue to look for someone…

Gideon Canice

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