Date: 19th November 2019 at 7:20pm
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The Daily Mirror is reporting that West Ham United are keeping very close tabs on Rafael Benitez as they consider what to do with Manuel Pellegrini.

The Hammers are on an awful run of form and have not won in six matches.

The pressure is thought to be growing on the former Manchester City boss, and the Mirror believe that Rafa will be very high up on their list of targets.

The Spaniard has admitted that he would move back to England and would be very keen to talk to West Ham about becoming their new boss.

The Hammers have spent £281m in the last four seasons on new players yet have had very little to show for it, and they feel that Benitez could be that man to deliver a challenge for the top six.

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

Yes, it would hurt too much

No, it doen't matter

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.

 
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