Former Chelsea boss, Carlo Ancellotti recently sacked at Bayern, is set for a shock return to the Premier League.
Sacked Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancellotti has emerged as a shock candidate to replace under-fire Slaven Bilic at West Ham.
Reports have suggested the Hammers have started identifying replacements for Bilic, as pressure builds on the Croatian manager.
Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is on the club's list of potential candidates to replace Bilic, who is fighting for his job after a poor start to the season.Read also: Inter Milan join race for Arsenal contract rebel
The Hammers are in the relegation zone, having earned just four points from their first six games of the Premier League season.
Defeat at home to Swansea on Saturday will only increase the pressure on Bilic, and the process of identifying his successor is already under way.
Benitez is a long-term managerial target for West Ham, and the club are also reportedly interested in former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel.
Speaking on Thursday, Bilic admitted he is affected by the speculation surrounding his job.
“I'm coping with it,” said the 49-year-old. “I got used to that. I am doing my job. It affects you, of course it does. You are human.
“I can see that it's happening to some new managers. Sometimes it's easier when it happens to other managers, sometimes it makes you more p***ed off when it happens to your colleagues.
“Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you are angry, sometimes you are down and other times it makes you more motivated. It is part of the job.”