Report: Quique Sanchez Flores wants England return as West Ham consider 2018 move to land him

Coach of Espanyol Quique Sanchez Flores gestures during the pre-season friendly match between SSC Napoli and Espanyol at Stadio San Paolo on August 10, 2017 in Naples, Italy.

West Ham United are reportedly keen on Quique Sanchez Flores.

Head coach Enrique Sanchez Flores of RCD Espanyol looks on before the the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and RCD Espanyol at the Bernabeu stadium on February 18, 2017 in Madrid,...Head coach Enrique Sanchez Flores of RCD Espanyol

According to Spanish newspaper Sport, Espanyol manager Quique Sanchez Flores is interested in a return to English football as West Ham United reportedly register an interest in his services.

The Hammers chose to stick with Slaven Bilic at the end of last season despite a disappointing campaign, but pressure remains on the Croatian in the early stages of this term.

Bilic has lost four of his first seven Premier League games this season, and whilst some fans want him gone, it seems more likely that he will be given until the end of the campaign, when his contract expires.

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Swansea City at London Stadium on September 30, 2017 in London, England.

A number of managers have already been linked with moves to the London Stadium as Bilic's replacement, and another can be added to the list in Espanyol's Quique Sanchez Flores.

Spanish newspaper Sport claim that West Ham are interested in Espanyol's Quique Sanchez Flores – and there may be some mutual interest, as it's stated that he wants a return to English football.

Sanchez Flores, 52, spent a year in charge of Watford between 2015 and 2016, winning 36% of his games in charge of the Hornets before being somewhat harshly replaced.

Coach of Espanyol Quique Sanchez Flores gestures during the pre-season friendly match between SSC Napoli and Espanyol at Stadio San Paolo on August 10, 2017 in Naples, Italy.

That allowed Sanchez Flores to return to Spain with Espanyol, where he has again won 36% of his games, guiding them to an eighth-placed finish in La Liga last season.

Now though, with West Ham understood to be keen on brining Sanchez Flores back to the Premier League, it's stated that he is keen on heading back to England when his Espanyol deal expires – which is at the end of this season, just like Bilic's, meaning the stars could align for the Spaniard to take the job at West Ham.

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