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Under-pressure Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel surprise candidate to succeed David Moyes

Heavily beleaguered Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel has surprisingly been linked with being offered the manager’s job at West Ham if David Moyes were to be sacked in the likelihood that the Bundesliga champions bring the axe down on the former PSG boss.

West Ham are apparently considering whisking Bayern’s Tuchel if they do decide to terminate Moyes, according to Sportlens. The former Chelsea boss is still at the helm with the German club but amid a very patchy run and now currently five points behind Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, besides being beaten by Lazio in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie in midweek, his future with the German giants looks decidedly gloomy.

On a similar path, with the Irons having been brutally despatched 6-0 by Arsenal at the weekend, Moyes’ job security is again under intense scrutiny.

Although the former Liverpool and Manchester United manager has guided the Hammers to eighth place in the Premier League table and won the Europa Conference League last season, they have not won a single game in this calendar year. As such, if the dismal form persists, it’s likely that Moyes could simply be asked to leave at the end of his contract at the end of the season. Coincidentally, Tuchel may well have been given the sack by then if Bayern are unable to overtake Leverkusen in the Bundesliga title race.

To refresh the memory, West Ham’s last win actually came against Arsenal at the Emirates on December 28, with the Hammers winning 2-0. Since then, though, they have drawn three league games and lost two, besides also being knocked out of the FA Cup by Championship side Bristol City.

The Irons next face Nottingham Forest on Saturday in a game that would be immensely vital for Moyes.

Bayern, meanwhile, play Bochum in the Bundesliga on Sunday.