West Ham Make Former Barcelona Boss First Choice To Replace Sam Allardyce

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Allardyce looks set to leave Upton Park in the summer…

West Ham have made former Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard their first choice to replace current manager Sam Allardyce when his contract ends in the summer, reports the Metro.

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Despite the 60-year-old getting the Hammers in to the top half of the Premier League this season, while implementing a more eye-pleasing style of play, it is still likely he will depart at the end of the campaign.

A downturn in form since the festive period has put them out of the running for European places, bar a miraculous turnaround.

The next few years at the East London club could prove extra important as they make their much talked about move in to the Olympic stadium.

It will be an imperative that they stay in the Prem in order to fill the 54,000-capacity ground.

Rijkaard has been identified as the best man to do this. His most recent foray in management was in charge of the Saudi Arabian national team, and he was dismissed over two years ago.

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