West Ham may consider Middlesbrough manager Michael Carrick as a possible replacement for David Moyes, according to The Times reporter Henry Winter.
The former Hammer and Manchester United midfielder has had an outstanding start to his managerial career at Boro, having won 14 of his 20 matches in charge of the Teessiders.
When he took over back in late October, the Championship side were dangerously close to the relegation zone but they are now third in the table, just four points off an automatic promotion place.
The 5-0 win over Reading at the weekend was just another example of the dramatic turnaround in fortunes under Carrick’s management in recent months.
West Ham, in contrast, are lurching from crisis to crisis, having just suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Brighton on Saturday.
For the time being, the club are remaining loyal to Moyes, despite the team being just one point off the bottom three, but another poor result could spell the end of his time in charge.