Former Premier League boss Julen Lopetegui is emerging as a surprise suitor to replace David Moyes at West Ham.

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Former Premier League boss Julen Lopetegui is emerging as a surprise suitor to replace David Moyes at West Ham.


Julen Lopetegui has been offered to West Ham as a potential replacement for David Moyes, according to talkSPORT.

Intermediaries working on behalf of Lopetegui have made it clear to the Hammers that the former Wolves boss is keen to make a return to the Premier League.

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Former Wolves boss Lopetegui would welcome a return to the Premier LeagueCredit: Getty

Moyes is out of contract this summer, with West Ham insisting no final decision on his future has been made.

But as talkSPORT reported last week, it is now increasingly likely he will leave at the end of the season.

The Scot claimed in December that he had been offered a contract extension but was waiting until the summer to make his decision.

A number of West Ham fans have expressed their frustration with Moyes’ style of play in recent months and would like a new manager to take over.

West Ham face missing out on European football next season after Sunday’s 5-2 defeat at Crystal Palace.

They missed the chance to move up to sixth, but remain in eighth place, with Chelsea below them three games behind them.

If Lopetegui is appointed it would be an instant return to England following his departure from Molineux.

The Spaniard parted ways with the Midlands outfit in August ahead of the 2023/24 season after expressing criticism of the club’s lack of transfer activity.

Moyes is retained at the London Stadium until the end of the season

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Moyes is retained at the London Stadium until the end of the seasonCredit: Getty

He took over at Wolves midway through the last campaign, where he guided them to safety after taking over while they were embroiled in a relegation battle.

Wolves finished the term in a respectable 13th place, with Lopetegui winning ten of their 27 matches in all competitions.

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The 57-year-old has an extensive track record having managed Sevilla, Real Madrid and Spain before his time in England.

His greatest success came at Sevilla, where they won the Europa League in 2020 under his tutelage – beating Manchester United in the semi-final.

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