Friday, September 5, 2008

West Ham, check Donadoni

After the farewell technician Curbishley, Hammers have pointed eyes on three known faces of our football: Paolo Di Canio, Roberto Mancini and Gianfranco Zola. But the British tabloids do not exclude the hypothesis of Rp

LONDON (GB), September 5, 2008 - A Mini red inside with Paolo Di Canio, Roberto Mancini and Gianfranco Zola and a title - The Italian Job - which is all a program. Indeed, the "Sun" has ironically chosen to tell what is happening at West Ham, after a surprise farewell for Alan Curbishley on Wednesday, in controversy with the work done by the new technical director of the club, Gianluca Nani, a former Brescia. Already, because the Hammers seem genuinely determined to take a coach and Italian names "hot" on the list of the owner Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson and the managing director Scott Duxbury are precisely those of the three in the machine, even if "Daily Mirror" and "Daily Mail" put us well Roberto Donadoni, free from the commitments after the change in leading the National World champion and that would have the support of its Dwarfs, while the same agent Donadoni told the BBC that Bob would be thrilled to work in Premier League. Not enough, in these hours the former coach blue is given right on English soil, as confirmed by the ringing of his cell.

MAGNIFICI THREE - Returning to the "magnificent three", Di Canio would certainly the preferred choice of supporters of the Hammers, who have never forgot his past at Upton Park. Among other things, precisely Di Canio would have facilitated the arrival in London dell'attaccante of Turin David Di Michele and just yesterday his agent, Phil Spencer, reiterated the desire of 40enne new coach (has just taken the car) to take the post of Curbishley. A rovinargli the dream could, however, be
Gianfranco Zola, beloved by the parties to Stamford Bridge for his 7 years at Chelsea and came out a little 'surprise in the list of papabili for West Ham. But despite the optimism exempted from the tabloids, we thought the same Zola to cool the enthusiasm, speaking to Sky microphones from Castel di Sangro, near L'Aquila, where the National Under-21 by Pierluigi Casiraghi (of which Zola is technical adviser ) Expects to meet this evening the same age of Greece. "At this moment I think only two games ahead of us (the second will be Tuesday against Croatia, editor's note) - said the former striker Sardinian - because I want very much to work I'm doing here and I like both. Ask the coach every day is challenging and I think now there, but in future not rule out returning to England. " Quote, the latter, which Oltremanica will almost certainly read as a confirmation, given the taste for sensationalism, which exists in these parts. But for now Zola has no intention of changing role and, above all, nation, despite the "Daily Mirror" that support has already been contacted by the Hammers. The third man is without doubt the best technical credentials, not least because Roberto Mancini was driving dell'Inter up to three months ago. But to stop, according to the English press, it would be his desire to coach a team most prestigious, as well as his contractual situation with the company nerazzurra, linked to the buonuscita that was not yet reached.

CASE - Not only Italy, however, in the future of West Ham, given that between the assumptions on the table of Dwarfs & co. there are also Gerrard Houllier, former coach of Lyon and, above all, Slaven Bilic. Initially, the current coach of Croatia was the favorite by bookmakers, but his quotes are precipitated after the admission of wanting to remain in place even in case of defeat against England next Wednesday and despite gains 81,000 pounds a year ( amounting to 100,000 euros), or less than it takes Freddie Ljungberg in a week at Upton Park. Certainly, the summits of the club have hurry to conclude and, after meetings planned in the weekend, the official announcement about the new coach is expected for the beginning of next week, in time to prepare for the next championship challenge against the West Bromwich Albion.

Simona Marchetti