West Ham have started preparations already for a busy summer ahead and it appears the first order of business is finding a new manager.

David Moyes saw his short-term deal with the Hammers expire after Sunday’s final day victory over Everton and, despite previous reports, is now unlikely to earn an extended stint at the London Stadium.

The Daily MailĀ claims West Ham have already held talks with Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca regarding the vacancy in east London, as they prepare to go head-to-head with Everton for his signature.

The highly-rated boss has caught the eye with his performances with the Ukrainian giants and West Ham chief David Sullivan is said to have met with the Portuguese boss on Monday, holding a 75 minute meeting with the 45-year-old.

Former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is also said to be on the Hammers’ short-list but Fonseca has the edge due to his age, with the club believing he could steer them towards stability after a difficult period following the move away from Upton Park.