West Ham set to appoint Lopetegui to replace Moyes


West Ham are set to appoint Julen Lopetegui as their new manager later this week.

The former Spain and Real Madrid coach was identified as the Hammers’ top choice to replace the outgoing David Moyes, and earlier this month, he agreed to take up the role.

With the Premier League season now over, Lopetegui’s contract will be signed, enabling him to take charge at the start of pre-season, which includes a two-week trip to the United States for matches against Crystal Palace and Wolves.

Ironically, Lopetegui managed Wolves during the second half of the 2022-23 season, leading them to safety. However, he left just before the new campaign started due to unresolved issues over transfer funding.

After West Ham’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday, Moyes revealed he has received job offers but plans to spend some time with his family, having only had three weeks off last summer.

The Scotsman has agreed to media commitments with BBC Sport and Talksport for this summer’s European Championships.

Lopetegui, who previously won the Europa League with Sevilla in 2020, moved to Wolves two years later.