Reported West Ham managerial target Gus Poyet comments on his future

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Poyet has been linked with taking charge of West Ham since his sacking from Sunderland.

Speaking to London24, Poyet has addressed his future after being linked with the managerial role at West Ham ahead of next season.

The ex-Chelsea midfielder said: “My family would prefer to stay in England, but there aren’t many options in the Premier League right now. That’s why I’m now open to the rest of Europe. Italy? Why not, I follow your League closely.”

Poyet certainly seems keen to get back into the managerial chair as soon as possible, as shown by his desire to move abroad if needed, but the want to stay in England is clear.

The Mirror linked him with taking charge of the Hammers very quickly following his departure from Sunderland, and although sacked by the Black Cats after a poor year in charge, his reputation looks to still be intact.

That is a surprise, given Sam Allardyce’s is arguably the better manager than Poyet, and has much more Premier League experience to prove it.

The West Ham management may believe Poyet is a good candidate to lead the Hammers into a new era of club history, but he has never really shown a willingness to play attractive football during his various spells as a manager, despite the desire from the club to return to the classic footballing philosophy possessed by the Irons.

In conclusion, Poyet does not seem like a great appointment for the East London club, despite his clear aspirations to remain as a manager in England. West Ham look like the most likely club to have a managerial opening available this summer, and he could yet turn up in the Bolyen Ground dugout next term.

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