West Ham plotting move for high-flying boss wanted by Bundesliga (not Stam or Benitez) - report
By Danny Wright
David Wagner is the latest name to make the list in West Ham’s search to replace Slaven Bilic, according to a report.
The Telegraph reports that the Huddersfield boss is wanted by the Hammers should Bilic fail to turn things round before the end of the season.
Wagner’s side are currently third in the Championship and look as though they pose a huge threat to both Newcastle and Brighton in the two automatic promotion spots.
The second-tier’s heavy hitters have been in a two-horse race for the league title this season, but a recent spell of impressive form from the Terriers has turned up the pressure on them.
Wagner, 45, worked alongside Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund and is the latest on the list of Championship bosses linked with replacing Bilic at the London Stadium.
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Bundesliga clubs are also interested in bringing the Championship boss back to his home nation after an impressive debut season in English football.
According to the Mirror Reading’s Jaap Stam has also been linked with moving up a division as well as Magpies boss Rafa Benitez.
West Ham have failed to reach their target of another European place this season and currently sit in 12th place in the Premier League after failing to win in their last five matches.
The Hammers board have pulled out of their plans to offer Bilic an extended deal in east London in the summer and, if he was to continue in charge next season, he would be entering the final 12 months of his contract.
In other West Ham news, a reliable journalist has given a massive injury update on this 26-year-old.