David Gold gives West Ham managerial update, club confirm ‘planned meetings’

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West Ham United are looking for a new manager following the departure of Sam Allardye.

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has told the club’s official website that the club are confident of appointing a top manager in the coming days.

The Hammers are currently looking for a new manager following the departure of Sam Allardyce.

Former Newcastle United boss Allardyce’s contract with the Hammers ran out at the end of the recently concluded 2014-15 season, and he was not handed a new deal.

London outfit West Ham have big ambitions of making themselves regulars in Europe in the coming years, and Gold has said that the board is confident of bringing in someone who can make those lofty dreams come true.

“We would like someone who has managed successfully in one of the major leagues in the world,” the 78-year-old told West Ham’s official website. “We want to bring in an established manager who has been there and done it.”

It was added on the Hammers’ official website that “detailed planning meetings are scheduled to take place over the weekend”.

Gold comments follow reports that Sevilla coach Unai Emery had turned down an offer from West Ham before signing a new contract with the Spanish club.

According to The Mirror, Emery flew into London last week for talks with the Hammers, but he eventually decided to remain in Seville.

The British newspaper claim that Slaven Bilic is now the favourite to take over, with Marseille’s Marcelo Bielsa also in the frame.

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