Next West Ham Manager - who will replace David Moyes?

By Matthew Glazier
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Next West Ham Manager - who will replace David Moyes?

Next Permanent West Ham Manager Odds*

Tip Odds (Click to bet) Bet with
Rafael Benitez Evens BetVictor
Nuno Espirito Santo 6/1 BetVictor
Mauricio Pochettino 10/1 BetVictor
Steven Gerrard 12/1 BetVictor
Michael Carrick 12/1 BetVictor
Marcelo Bielsa 14/1 BetVictor
Mark Noble 14/1 BetVictor
Carlos Corberan 16/1 BetVictor

*Odds correct as of March 7, 2023

The best bookmakers continue to offer a Next West Ham Manager betting market, with David Moyes under pressure at the London Stadium as the Hammers are hovering just above the relegation zone. It's little surprise to find Rafael Benitez trading near the top of the market as the Spaniard has previously been close to taking charge at the London Stadium.

The best betting apps now regard the Hammers as potential relegation candidates, and that means that the club's owners might look to make a change, with David Moyes admitting that he's under no illusions as far as his job is concerned after a 4-0 hammering at the hands of Brighton.

If Benitez isn't interested in taking the job, Nuno Espirito Santo could be next in line, and the former Wolves boss is trading as the second favourite with football betting sites to replace Moyes, while Mauricio Pochettino would be something of a coup. Carlos Corberan comes next in the betting, with the West Brom manager having performed well since taking charge of the Baggies.

Would Rafael Benitez Be Interested In Hammers Job? (Evens with BetVictor)

Rafael Benitez is regarded as one of the best football coaches in the world, and he has previously come close to managing West Ham. The 62-year-old discussed the vacant role in 2015 before deciding to take charge at Real Madrid, although this could be better timing for the highly-experienced Spaniard.

West Ham certainly need an improvement in fortunes considering they have plummeted down the table in recent months. With the team sitting just above the relegation zone after managing just 23 points from 25 games, Benitez might be able to arrest the slump, and he could be willing to take charge and replace Moyes if the price is right.

Benitez was most recently in charge at Everton, and that was an ill-fated spell which saw him eventually relieved of his duties. However, the former Liverpool manager could be open to the prospect of managing a team who could yet be successful in the Europa Conference League this term.

Pochettino Could Be Open to New Project at West Ham (10/1 with BetVictor)

Mauricio Pochettino has been linked to lots of managerial positions in England over the past few years. He traded as the favourite with football betting sites for the Manchester United job on more than one occasion, and the same thing happened with Tottenham Hotspur before Nuno Espirito Santo and then Antonio Conte were given the job.

Pochettino is someone who performed really well at Spurs after taking charge of Southampton and improving their fortunes. He then enjoyed a successful spell at Paris Saint-Germain where the Argentine worked with some of the leading players in the world, but he's currently a free agent.

It's possible that the West Ham owners will sound out Pochettino about the prospect of replacing David Moyes, although one suspects that this isn't a position which would interest the South American coach considering his track record thus far.

Will Nuno Espirito Santo Return to England? (6/1 with BetVictor)

Nuno Espirito Santo enjoyed an excellent spell with Wolverhampton Wanderers where the Portuguese took the Midlands club to the Premier League at the first time of asking and then had the team punching well above their weight in the top flight.

Indeed, Nuno steered Wolves into Europe and the first two seasons in the top flight saw the Midlands club achieve top-half finishes. It seems as though he gets linked with plenty of Premier League positions, and there could be unfinished business in England for him.

After leaving Wolves, Nuno was then hired by Tottenham Hotspur, although the 48-year-old's time at the North London club was short-lived, with the manager lasting just 17 games in charge of Spurs. Since 4 July 2022, the former Porto boss has been in charge at Al-Ittihad, and he's reported to be enjoying a lucrative contract which might see him want to stay put in Saudi Arabia.

Carlos Corberan Catching the Eye at West Brom (16/1 with BetVictor)

Carlos Corberan famously steered Huddersfield Town to the Championship play-offs last season, and the Spaniard is now back in England weaving his magic in the second tier. West Brom have seemingly made a brilliant hire considering the 39-year-old made a flying start at The Hawthorns, engineering 10 wins and a draw from his first 13 games although results have dropped off since then.

The Midlands club will be keen to retain the services of someone who has had such a transformative effect on the Baggies, although West Ham might hold plenty of appeal to someone who will harbour ambitions to manage in the Premier League. Corberan signed an extended deal to 2027 when he was strongly linked with the Leeds United by some betting sites, so plenty of compensation would need to be paid.

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Noble Also on West Ham Betting Shortlist (14/1 with BetVictor)

Mark Noble is another name in the frame, and the West Ham legend is currently sporting director at the London club. He only assumed the position recently and perhaps the prospect of managing the first team might be a little daunting for someone who was team-mates with many players in the dressing room recently. He is, however, one of the names mentioned at new betting sites.

Thomas Tuchel Would Be a Major Coup for Hammers

Thomas Tuchel has been linked with a host of managerial positions since he was sacked at Chelsea FC and the German will surely be returning to the dugout soon. He led Chelsea to a Champions League success in 2021 after replacing Frank Lampard midway through the season and was a popular figure among supporters before owner Todd Boehly decided to part company with him earlier in the current campaign.

Many media outlets are reporting that West Ham have Tuchel on their shortlist but it's more a question of whether a manager of such high calibre would be prepared to take charge of a team who don't have the resources to compete for major honours despite their lofty finishes in the past two seasons.

Tuchel has previously been in charge of Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain, with the 49-year-old now in his native Germany and perhaps enjoying some time out from football management before deciding his next project. With Declan Rice reportedly a target for Arsenal this summer, the future at West Ham certainly looks uncertain.

Marcelo Bielsa Another Name in the Frame (14/1 with BetVictor)

Marcelo Bielsa may have decided to call it a day as far as football management is concerned, although West Ham might be interested in going after a manager who revolutionised Leeds United recently. The Argentine was hugely popular at Elland Road and steered them into the Premier League by playing high-intensity and swashbuckling football.

Bielsa was sacked by Leeds in February 2022 and replaced by Jesse Marsch, although his achievements at the club were phenomenal and he was previously in charge at clubs such as Marseille, Lille and Lazio. He has also been manager of the Argentina and Chilean national team and there's no doubt that the Hammers could be open to landing a high-calibre manager such as this one.

As former Head of Marketing at Bet365, Matthew Glazier has a wealth of experience in the betting industry. He continues to provide dynamic content for a range of websites and specialises particularly in football and golf, all the while supporting his beloved Tranmere Rovers.

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