West Ham United are understood to be awaiting the response of an unnamed manager to the opportunity of becoming the club’s new boss.
At this stage ClaretandHugh has been unable to identify the person concerned but we have been told by a previously highly trustworthy source that the club is expecting a response within two days.
And with the board meeting into Sam Allardyce’s future scheduled for Friday the timetable presented to us makes sense.
We have always been entirely honest at ClaretandHugh since we opened for business six months ago and don’t intend to fool our followers with a load of guesswork now.
But we have been told categorically that an answer is expected within 48 hours and that should it be negative then we can expect Sam to continue in the job.
However, should that be the case we understand that the board will tell the manager that he will need to bring in ‘flair’ players and that the Hammers of 2014/15 will be expected to play with far more flair than was seen last season.
Watch this space!