West Ham United are planning to draft in a club legend to assist Slaven Bilic.
The Telegraph – which is developing a good track record for getting things right at the club – reports that names have been put forward as the club look to replicate Teddy Sheringham’s success last season.
Among the candidates being mentioned are John Hartson, Tony Cottee, Don Hutchinson and Dean Ashton while another idea is to also employ someone such as Julian Dicks on the staff.
No-one has yet been approached and it all depends on who wants to do it – and what coaching badges they have.
Bilic’s immediate concern, however, is s to obtain work permits for two of his trusted backroom staff.
It is a formality for one of the Croatians, Edin Terzic, as he was born in Menden, Germany, and has an EU passport but for the other two, Nikola Jurcevic, the first-team coach, and Miljenko Rak, the fitness coach, there may be a hearing this week with West Ham hoping, given their vast experience, they will be backed by the Football Association.