Upton Park boss sacked one hour after relegation confirmed.
West Ham United are today searching for a new manager as Avram Grant was sacked just one hour after his side were relegated to the Championship.
Grant, who was in charge for just one season, had to be convinced to board the team bus by senior players such as Scott Parker following the news of his dismissal.
Now owners David Gold and David Sullivan plus vice-chairwoman Karren Brady are on the hunt for a new boss to lead the team back into the Premier League.
Former England and Middlesbrough manager Steve McClaren was the early front-runner but has today denied holding talks with the Hammers board.
Martin O’Neill was expected to replace Grant in December but the deal collapsed and it is now unsure whether a Championship job appeals to him.
Queens Park Rangers boss Neil Warnock is another early favourite with growing speculation over his job despite leading his side into the Premier League in his first season.
Former West Ham defender Chris Hughton is another to be linked with the vacancy after successfully returning Newcastle United back into England’s top flight last year.