West Ham have added Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder’s name to a list of candidates that could replace Manuel Pellegrini in the hot seat at the London Stadium, according to the Mirror.
It is believed the Hammers are after a British coach if they sack their current manager, and Wilder has impressed the Hammers board with his management of the Blades.
After yesterday’s 3-3 draw against Manchester United, Wilder’s side are now in sixth place, having conceded just 12 goals in 13 games this season.
In addition to the Blades man, West Ham are also considering ex-Brighton boss Chris Hughton, former manager David Moyes as well as Dalian Yifang head coach Rafa Benitez.
Whether Wilder would consider leaving Bramall Lane, it is up for debate. Sheffield United are five points and ten places above West Ham in the table.
At the same time, he is a supporter of United so it would be a tremendous wrench if he were to leave the club.