Recently appointed West Ham manager David Moyes looks set to recruit former West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Irvine as his assistant at the Olympic Stadium.
According to reports from The Times, Moyes wants his former assistant from his time at Everton as he begins the arduous task of elevating the Hammers from their Premier League plight this season.
Moyes' appointment comes in the wake of Slaven Bilic's dismissal following West Ham's comprehensive 4-1 defeat to Liverpool on Saturday, leaving them 18th in the table.
The paper had previously reported that Moyes wanted Phil Neville as his assistant, who had previously worked under Moyes during their tumultuous time at Manchester United.
Neville, however, declined as he looks to pursue a managerial position himself, leaving Irvine as the leading candidate for the role as assistant.
Irvine has experience as both a manager and assistant following his time at Goodison Park, managing the likes of Preston North End, Sheffield Wednesday and West Brom in the Premier League.
His most recent job was as caretaker manager at Norwich City after the sacking of Alex Neil in March of this year and left two months later.
If Irvine does indeed join the former Sunderland manager at West Ham, they have task of managing a side without a Premier League win since the end of September, whilst having the worst defence in the league this season, conceding 23 goals after just 11 games.