We revealed that he was “among the runners” to take over at the Stadium of Light next season and that a former player would be well received by the fans.
The Hammers boss is still the favourite to be the next Premier league managerial departure at around 11/4 and our Mackem sources continue to insist he is the man ‘most wanted’ at the club.
There has been some talk that Gus Poyet could be ‘next in’ at West Ham but he remains behind the likes of Slaven Bilic and Marcelo Bielsa.
The Hammers are reported to be “aggressively” addressing the issue of finding a suitable replacement over the next few weeks.
Slaven Bilic’s odds have been cut quite dramartically from 14/1 four weeks ago to 8/1 today in many places