Former England coach Glenn Hoddle is the favorite to replace Italian Gianfranco Zola as West Ham manager if the Hammers' owners David Sullivan and David Gold decide to make a switch in a bid to stave off relegation.
Hoddle, 52, has been working in recent years as a TV pundit and might be approached about the West Ham job. The Hammers are only one point outside the relegation zone following their 3-1 loss to Wolves on Tuesday, their fifth defeat in a row.
West Ham is believed to have already offered the job to and been rejected by Mark Hughes. The Hammers will face Stoke City on Saturday at Upton Park in what is a must-win game for Zola.