West Ham’s search for a new manager has presented a number of obstacles to overcome, as the Hammers are seeing managerial candidates drop like flies.

David Moyes has been ruled-out as earning an extended stint and Paulo Fonseca has signed a new contract with Shakhtar Donestk, while Rafael Benitez’s preference is to stay at Newcastle.

With the number of potential targets getting thinner and thinner, The Guardian now reports that former Watford boss Marco Silva will also turn down the chance to move to the London Stadium.

Silva has caught the eye in the Premier League with his performances with Hull City and the Hornets but is widely regarded as the favourite to succeed Sam Allardyce at Everton.

West Ham have been linked with a move for the Portuguese boss but that now seems extremely unlikely to go ahead, with Silva not interested in joining the Hammers.

As it stands, Manuel Pellegrini is the favourite to take charge of the east London side and alternative options include former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri.