In the event that David Moyes departs the London Stadium, Julen Lopetegui may be the front-runner to take over as manager.
According to Football Insider, in the event that David Moyes leaves, Julen Lopetegui may become the front-runner for the West Ham position. Since leaving Wolves at the beginning of the season, the former Real Madrid manager has been unemployed, and the Hammers may be considering changing the man in the dugout.
There are some West Ham supporters who are not happy with David Moyes’ football philosophy at the London Stadium. The Scotsman led the Hammers to a European trophy the previous season, demonstrating his ability as a reliable manager in the dugout.
During his tenure, he has been able to turn the team around and establish them as a reliable mid-table team. The Hammers were occasionally on the verge of finishing in the top four. Nevertheless, given the regularity of their appearances in continental football, Moyes’s ability to keep them in Europe is noteworthy in and of itself.
However, there are rumors that he will leave when his current contract ends at the conclusion of the season. West Ham may consider switching things up and make Julen Lopetegui their primary target. Since departing Wolves on the eve of the current season, the former Real Madrid manager has been without a job.
Lopetegui led the Wolves to a 13th-place finish and had an incredible time at Molineux. Given that they were at the bottom and the favorites to be relegated when he took charge, it’s an accomplishment that demonstrates the amount of work put into the team.
After the club opted to sell some well-known stars, tensions started to arise. Nathan Collins, Matheus Nunes, and Ruben Neves all leave after him. Lopetegui is still in Wolverhampton at the moment, awaiting a different chance.
Despite certain reports tying Lopetegui to the Manchester United position, he would prefer to stay in the Premier League. Nuno Espirito Santo has subsequently taken over at Nottingham Forest, where he even turned down the opportunity to become manager.
Jorge Mendes represents both Santo and Lopetegui, and in the near future, he hopes to land a significant position at the London Stadium. The departure of Moyes would be devastating for the Hammers. But, if the former Real Madrid manager is taking his place, they may try to pick someone deserving.