Report: West Ham United made contact with Quique Sanchez Flores in October

New West Ham manager Slaven Bilic looks on during the UEFA Europa League match between West Ham United and FC Lusitans at Boleyn Ground on July 2, 2015 in London, England.

West Ham United were seemingly keen to appoint the former Watford boss.

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 made contact with the former Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores in October, according to Monday's edition of Catalan newspaper, Sport (page 22).

West Ham sacked Slaven Bilic seven days ago, and appointed David Moyes within 24 hours of the Croatian's departure.

West Ham United's Croatian manager Slaven Bilic gestures during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Liverpool at The London Stadium, in east London on...

But it would appear the Scot was not the only name considered by the Hammers as they weighed up a managerial change.

According to Sport, West Ham made contact with Flores the month before Bilic's sacking, only to be informed the Spaniard had no intention of leaving current employers Espanyol before the end of the campaign.

But with Moyes only on a six-month contract at the London Stadium, a move for Flores - who led Watford to 13th in their first season back in the Premier League - could still happen.

Quique Flores manager of Watford waves to supporters as a farewell after the Barclays Premier League match between Watford and Sunderland at Vicarage Road on May 15, 2016 in Watford,...

Nevertheless, Sport reports West Ham would still have to pay the release clause in the 52-year-old's contract, or hope that he is a free agent by then.

Flores, who managed Valencia, Benfica and Atletico Madrid before his season in England, is under contract at Espanyol until 2019.

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