Now down in 11th place having been challenging for Europe at Christmas, West Ham will be looking to make an ambitious appointment to take them to the next level.
Despite that, The Sun believe that West Ham have turned down an approach from the agents of Sevilla boss Unai Emery, who is allegedly keen to try his hand in the Premier League.
Emery, 43, made his name as manager of Valencia, winning 49% of his games in charge before a six-month stint as Spartak Moscow manager.
Back in Spain with Sevilla since January 2013, Emery won the Europa League trophy last season and now has Sevilla in the final of the same competition again this season - a record hard to ignore.
With his side also in fifth place in the La Liga table, Emery has done a superb job in charge of the Andalusian side - but according to The Sun, West Ham aren't interested.
They report that the Hammers were approached by Emery's representatives as they try to broker a move to England, but his lack of Premier League experience means that West Ham will look in a different direction this summer.