WEST HAM have put title winner Manuel Pellegrini at the top of their wish-list to be boss next season.
The Hammers are carrying out a review of where they have gone wrong after months of turmoil on and off the pitch.
And club advisors have put out the feelers to see whether the Chilean fancies taking over this summer.
There are question marks surrounding current manager David Moyes and his ability to take the club forward.
The Scot, 54, is not universally popular with fans, who have accused the board of short-changing them with cheap options after the move from Upton Park.
And bringing in Hebei China Fortune chief Pellegrini, who claimed the Premier League at Manchester City in 2014, would give the Hammers a boost.
Pellegrini, 64, was on the West Ham shortlist when Slaven Bilic left the London Stadium in November but could not be tempted to leave China.
If Pellegrini is up for the difficult challenge at Stratford, West Ham will only make a formal move once they are sure of their top-flight status.
The Irons are also interested in making Leicester’s head of recruitment Eduardo Macia their director of football.