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West Ham's Way To Glory

Started on 29 December 2015 by TNFM
Latest Reply on 30 December 2015 by TNFM
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West Ham have confirmed that they will not be renewing Sam Allardyce 's contract and that he will leave the club as the new season knocks on the door.
The Hammers boss had been widely expected to leave Upton Park during the season and the Hammers confirmed now that they are close to appoint a new manager.

Who could be next in the Upton Park hotseat?

Slaven Bilic: odds 4/9
Having only left Besiktas this week, it could be a rapid return to employment for Bilic who has flirted with the Premier League for years.

Michael Laudrup: odds 16/1
The former Swansea boss is believed to want a crack at the Premier League again after his exit from Swansea last year.

Andre Villas-Boas: odds 16/1
There are doubts over whether he'd want to manage a London club again after two pretty poisonous experiences in the Premier League although the Portuguese manager was linked with the Hammers throughout the whole season.

Ian Wright: odds 22/1
The ex Premier League striker might look for another team to manage as he took charge of MK Dons for one year between 2012 and 2013.

David Moyes
The Scott is currently looking for a job after getting sacked by Real Sociedad.

Mark Warburton: odds 17/1
If West Ham want a young, up-and-coming coach then he could be the man as he managed to bring Brentford into the the Championship playoffs.

Rafa Benitez: odds 3/9
Rafa Benitez has been linked to West Ham after admitting he has a desire to return to English football, with his wife and two daughters still living in Britain.

Harry Redknapp: odds 4/7
Harry Redknapp, who left QPR in February, has been linked with a return to Upton Park where he managed for seven years between 1994 and 2001.

Good luck ;)
Good luck with this!
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As reports say, US Coach Jurgen Klinsmann and the Americans will partiing company today. The German faced harsh critics after they crashed out of the Gold Cup.


Star Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld, who trained many great clubs during his previous time as a manager, said during yesterdays international friendly between Switzerland and Austria that he might be the coach of a club soon again.
@Griffo & @Murtagh thanks guys, will give my best! :-)
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The spanish coach signs for his home club Real Madrid! This is what the giants announced on their website this morning. Benitez was in the discussion as a West Ham coach as well however he turned down the offer to come back to the Premier League where he left his mark as a Liverpool and Chelsea coach before.


As expected since a few weeks now, Klinsmann was released from his duties as a coach of the US national team. The German has reportly already got offers from many european clubs.


While Ottmar Hitzfeld brought himself into the discussion as a West Ham manager through his comments live on TV a few days ago, he ruled himself out as well. He said that he doesn't want to move to a non German speaking country. Mark Warburton just signed a contract for the Rangers while Laudrup and Ian Wright both said that they do not want to return to professional football at the moment.


David Moyes is just hours away of signing a deal with Premier League side West Ham United as reports say. Many people are claiming that they saw the Scott at the Heathrow airport after his plane from Spain arrived. Most football fans will remember him for the woeful job he did at Manchester United but he also did a respectable job at Everton and Preston before.


The club announced that David Moyes will take control of the job as the manager of West Ham United from now on. He signed a one year contract but the club reserved themself the option to extend his contract at the end of the season for 4 more years.
His first press conference as a West Ham manager will take part tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock.
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We are live as David Moyes faces the press as a West Ham manager for the first time:

Press: Do you think that you will be able to get things in the right way after you haven't had the best of times as a manager recently?

Moyes: Of course, I wouldn't be here if I wouldn't have the upmost confidence in my own abilitys.

Press: Do you think that the chairman doesn't trust you as you only got a 1 year contract?

Moyes: I know that the club takes a big risk with me but I'll give my best to repay their trust in me and force the chairman to trigger the four year extension clause after an hopefully successfull season.

Press: Are you confident of getting the fans behind your back as they might be a bit unsure about what they should expect from you?

Moyes: It might take a few games but I'm sure they will be happy about my appointment sooner or later.

Press: Any hints about transfer targets? Probably a player of one of your previous clubs?

Moyes: You will have to stay patient for now, sorry.

That's it. We are going back to the studio now.


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- Pedro Obiang (Sampdoria)
- Dimitri Payet (Marseille)
- Angelo Ogbonna (Juventus)
- Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal) Loan
- Manuel Lanzini (Al-Jazira) Loan
- George Dobson (Arsenal)
- Stephen Hendrie (Hamilton Academical)
- Alex Song (Barcelona) Loan
- Victor Moses (Chelsea) Loan
- Nikica Jelavic (Hull City)
- Michail Antonio (Nottingham Forest)
- Luka Belic (OFK Beograd)

Dan Potts (Luton Town)
Carlton Cole
Guy Demel
Jussi Jaaskelainen (Wigan Athletic)
Nene Released
Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough)
Diego Poyet (Milton Keynes Dons) Loan
Reece Burke (Bradford City) Loan
Kevin Nolan
Kieran Bywater
Sean Maguire
Kusu Makasi (Chelmsford City) Loan
Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient)
Matt Jarvis (Norwich)


As we haven't had the chance for a proper pre-season because of the early start of the Europa League qualification I've tried to use the games against the small side we have faced in the qualification rounds as a kind of pre-season friendlys.

Here are is a quick overview over our results.

As you can see we are through to the play-offs and it looks like we won't have any problems in this two games again. And this is something I'm very happy about because the Premier League start is just a few days away and we face a injury problems.

I hope you are able to identificate the content of the picutes. If not, please leave a comment and I'll try to create bigger pictures in the future. Any comments are appreciated.

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