Sport West Ham looking to steal Benitez from Newcastle

15:05  17 may  2018
15:05  17 may  2018 Source:   readsport.co

West Ham set to approach Benitez

  West Ham set to approach Benitez Rafa Benitez has been named the top target to fill West Ham’s vacant manager role. David Moyes left the Hammers as his short-term deal was not renewed and now they continue their look for a new boss. The Spaniard has done a terrific job at Newcastle this season in their return to the top flight so it is no wonder the ex-Liverpool boss is in high demand. According to The Mirror, Benitez is the first choice due to his good relationship with the club as he nearly took on the Hammers job back in 2015, until he decided to take over at Real Madrid instead. West Ham are set to allow their new boss to use a big amount of money for transfers this summer, a decision that could sway Benitez towards the London Stadium as Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley is set to give him limited funds once again. If their pursue on Benitez doesn’t work out then they will head back to their target list which has Marco Silva, Manuel Pellegrini and Paulo Fonseca.

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez is West Ham United’s top target if, as expected, they part company from David Moyes. It now remains to be seen if West Ham will push ahead with their pursuit of Benitez or look elsewhere.

West Ham look set to steal Jordan Hugill from under the noses of their top flight rivals. Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is desperate for a new striker and missed out on a loan move for Daniel Sturridge this week, while the club have refused to meet Feyenoord’s asking price of £22m for Nicolai Jorgensen.

West Ham are going to approach Rafa Benitez to try and persuade him to Leave Newcastle and take over their vacant manager role.

The Spaniard has done a terrific job at Newcastle this season in their return to the top flight so it is no wonder the ex-Liverpool boss is in high demand.

West Ham are looking to replace David Moyes as he left the Hammers when his short-term deal was not renewed.

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According to The Mirror, Benitez is the first choice due to his good relationship with the club as he nearly took on the Hammers job back in 2015, until he decided to take over at Real Madrid instead.

West Ham seriously considering paying Benitez's release clause

  West Ham seriously considering paying Benitez's release clause West Ham United are reportedly pondering a move to trigger Rafa Benitez’s release clause at Newcastle United. The Hammers are stepping up their pursuit of a new permanent first-team manager following the confirmation that David Moyes’ contract at the club would not be extended. A number of bosses have already been linked with the vacant managerial post at the London Stadium and if the Guardian are to be believed, strong consideration is being given to a swoop for Benitez. It’s claimed in a report that the Spaniard’s contract at Newcastle currently contains a release clause priced at £6 million and West Ham are considering triggering this option. The Hammers are continuing to weigh up their options but Benitez appears to be near the top of their shortlist ahead of next season. Benitez did a superb job with Newcastle in their first campaign back in the Premier League, leading them to a number of impressive results along with a top-half finish.

West Ham are keen to revive their interest in Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey. Rafa Benitez has now agreed a loan deal for the rest of the season with Chelsea for their Brazilian youngster Kenedy. HAPPY STEAL . McDonald's Monopoly ticket holder issues appeal that could net YOU £50,000.

Against West Ham , he set the team up well and as ever with Benitez , the This was a match against another struggling team and they should have been looking to take something from the game. Don't Miss. Newcastle United vs West Ham United – Match preview, likely line-ups and score prediction.

Benitez is apparently annoyed by the lack of funds he is being supplied with to improve his squad this summer and is increasingly getting more annoyed with Mike Ashley.

Benitez has been told this won’t be the case at the London Stadium as they will allow him to spend freely and improve their squad.

If their pursue on Benitez doesn’t work out then they will head back to their target list which has Marco Silva, Manuel Pellegrini and Paulo Fonseca.

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Ashley 'hopes very much' that Benitez stays at Newcastle .
Rafael Benitez's future is an ongoing source of speculation at Newcastle United, but owner Mike Ashley insists the manager has his backing.Mike Ashley says he "hopes" Rafael Benitez will remain Newcastle United manager after hitting out at those who have criticised his ownership of the club.

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