West Ham hold talks with Zorro over replacing Moyes

  • West Ham hold talks with Zorro over replacing Moyes

West Ham hold talks with Zorro over replacing Moyes

Allardyce is under contract for another 12 months but Moyes only until midnight last night, meaning there is no certainty he will still be in charge at the London Stadium next season.

Moyes' stock has risen in guiding West Ham to safety and, like with Allardyce, there are rumours over his future.

The Chilean cut his managerial teeth in South America with clubs such as San Lorenzo and River Plate before trying his luck in Europe with Villareal, Real Madrid and Malaga. He has been in China since 2016. Having led relative minnows Pacos de Ferreira to the Champions League, he was hired by Porto -but fired before the season was out with the Dragões in third place in the league.

He took cost of Shakhtar Donetsk two years in the past in what was his first overseas job and gained the title in Ukraine in his opening two seasons, finishing a league and cup double in that first marketing campaign.

West Ham came out of this battle with the points but both sets of fans know they've got a lot of work to do in the summer to stand any chance of getting to where they think they should be - in Europe.

Joining Shakhtar in 2016 was Fonseca's first spell outside Portugal, the country in which he spent the entirety of his playing career.

West Ham owner David Sullivan has drawn up a three-man shortlist to replace David Moyes after informing the Scot his contract won't be renewed, TEAMtalk has learnt. An experienced Premier League manager, he is the safe choice should the Board choose to go British.