• Newcastle manager is their first choice to replace David Moyes
West Ham are ready to make a formal approach for Rafael Benítez and are giving serious consideration to triggering the £6m release clause in the Newcastle United manager’s contract.
Benítez is the first choice to replace David Moyes, with Manuel Pellegrini’s wage demands likely to prove prohibitive, and there is increasing concern at Newcastle that he will move to West Ham if he receives a satisfactory offer.
Written by Jacob Steinberg and Louise Taylor
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/17/west-ham-approach-newcastle-rafael-benitez-manager under the title “West Ham ready to approach Newcastle for Rafael Benítez”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.