Sunday, 18th May, 2014

West Ham are considering departing Feyenoord coach Ronald Koeman as a successor to Sam Allardyce.

Koeman is leaving De Kuip following a three-year spell in charge of the club, having ensured the Rotterdam giants will play Champions League football next season.

According to Dutch outlet Voetbal Primeur, Koeman is now a contender to take over at West Ham when his contract with Feyenoord expires in two weeks' time.

Allardyce is under considerable pressure at Upton Park, with a large section of the club's fans having turned decisively against him.


The former Newcastle manager has been criticised for his style of play with the Hammers, while results have also been viewed as poor despite the club maintaining their Premier League status.

Koeman, who turned out for Barcelona as part of the club's legendary dream team of the early 1990s as a player, has managed in Spain and Portugal, in addition to his native Holland.

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