The Hammers are on an awful run of form and have not won in six matches.
This would be a hammer blow for many Newcastle fans as it was bad enough losing Benitez to China, but to see him managing a Premier League rival would be a cruel twist of fate.
Would you be gutted if Rafa joined West Ham?
Yes, it would hurt too much
No, it doen't matter
It is likely that he would also be backed in the transfer market, and within a few years, West Ham could be challenging near the top of the table.
We all want to move on from Rafa, but if he were back in the Premier League and doing well, then it could become tough to forget – as we would always be reminded of what could have been.