How West Ham Missed Out On Appointing Rafa Benitez As Manager

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West Ham Co-Chairman David Sullivan has revealed the club tried to bring Rafa Benitez and Jurgen Klopp to the club as managers before they appointed Slaven Bilic.

David Sullivan Told Sky Sports News HQ

“It’s common knowledge we tried to get a very high level manager with vast experience,”

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“One of them had agreed everything with us then Real Madrid came in. Then we went to the best of the rest and Slaven was the best of the rest.

“We were two hours from getting Rafa Benitez, everything was agreed. We tried Klopp as well but at the time he wanted a break. We aimed very, very high and I’m glad with the manger we got.”

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