West Ham United have added Sean Dyche to the list of names that they plan to consider should they sack Manuel Pellegrini, according to a report from the Daily Mirror (26/11; page 50).
Pellegrini continues to come under pressure at the London Stadium. West Ham have not won a game since September, and have lost their last three, conceding nine in the process.
The Daily Mirror (26/11; page 50) reports that the Hammers hierarchy do not want to sack Pellegrini. But he has been told that results need to improve. The Irons are one place and three points above the bottom three.
And it is suggested that one of the managers who oversaw one of those recent defeats is on the club’s radar. According to the Mirror, Burnley boss Dyche could be considered.
The Clarets are flying high in seventh right now and beat the Hammers 3-0 at Turf Moor earlier this month.
Dyche has done an incredible job at Burnley. They are currently enjoying their fourth consecutive campaign at the highest level. And he has previously taken the side to the Europa League qualifiers after guiding the club to a seventh place finish.
It will be interesting to see what West Ham fans make of the prospect of Dyche coming in. Burnley are not known for an expressive brand of football. But he may argue that he is somewhat restricted in what he can do due to the resources available to him.
The Hammers would seemingly be able to provide Dyche with greater resources. But he would also be forgiven for wondering, at the moment, whether West Ham are the club that he wishes to leave Burnley for if they do come calling.