West Ham United have considered a move to appoint ex-Tottenham Hotspur boss Nuno Espirito Santo as a replacement for David Moyes.
That’s according to The Telegraph, who claim that West Ham are now considering both short and long-term options to replace Moyes.
The Scot is under huge pressure with West Ham now in the bottom three after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
West Ham just can’t go from Europa League semi-finalists to relegation fodder, so Moyes could lose his job.
The Hammers are considering appointing somebody until the end of the season with two names ‘debated’ inside West Ham for that role.
Nuno is one of them whilst Rafael Benitez – axed by Everton in 2022 – is also under consideration at the London Stadium.
It’s hard to imagine West Ham fans being too excited about the prospect of Nuno replacing Moyes.
The Portuguese coach did great work at Wolves, guiding them to promotion to the Premier League and then into Europe.
Nuno’s time at Molineux came to a mutual end in 2021 and he inexplicably landed the Tottenham Hotspur job.
That seemed like an ill-fated move from minute one and it was no surprise when Tottenham sacked Nuno in November 2021, just months after appointing him.
Nuno is now managing out in Saudi Arabia with Al-Ittihad, winning eight of his 14 games in charge.
One key problem with Nuno has been that his brand of football has been viewed as too negative and defensive when fans want a little more entertainment.
Nuno’s history with Tottenham won’t exactly make him a popular candidate with West Ham fans, but then Benitez doesn’t exactly stand out either.
It’s understandable that Moyes is under threat but Nuno and Benitez won’t exactly set pulses racing in East London.