West Ham’s bid to land Everton’s scout Tony Henry as head of the player recruitment remains on hold.
The board agreed to make the new appointment at the same time as they announced that a new attacking coach would be brought in.
However, whilst Teddy Sheringham has since arrived to take up the attacking duties, all had gone silent on progress in bringing Henry to the club.
However, a senior source at the club revealed exclusively to ClaretandHugh tonight that there was still optimism the deal to bring Henry in would be done .
He explained: “He’s a top quality person and we are waiting for him to get back to us – we’re hopeful.
“If we don’t get him it’s not a certainty we will fill the position as he really is the person we want.”