Hammers first team coach Ian Hendon has been to the vacant manager post at Leyton Orient.
The O’s sacked Italian boss Fabio Liverani last week, following their relegation from League One. Former Italy international Liverani became Orient’s fourth manager of the season in December when he replaced compatriot Mauro Milanese.
Former Leyton Orient defender Matt Lockwood has urged O’s owner Francesco Becchetti to appoint a manager who has experience in England.
Hendon played for Tottenham, Barnet and Leyton Orient and had spells managing Barnet and Dover Athletic as well assistant manager of Gillingham before he joined West Ham in 2011.
Hendon has become the latest of Sam’s backroom boys to be linked with an exist from West Ham. Attacking coach Teddy Sheringham will soon be confirmed as manager of League 2 Stevenage while assistant manager Neil McDonald has been linked with the Blackpool job.