Board have held discussions about Redknapp appointment.
West Ham United have discussed the possibility of sacking current boss Sam Allardyce and replacing him with free agent Harry Redknapp, it has emerged.
Hammers co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan, plus vice-chairman Karren Brady, are considering moving for Redknapp who was sacked by Tottenham earlier this month.
The 65-year-old is a favourite son of the club after spending seven years at Upton Park as a player and managing the club between 1994 and 2001. Redknapp has considerably enhanced his reputation since then, winning the FA Cup with Portsmouth in 2008 and leading Spurs to three straight top five finishes and a fabulous run into the Champions League quarter-finals.
The former Portsmouth boss has also buit-up a reputation for playing free-flowing, attractive football and bringing the best out in his players, whilst still being able to spot a bargain in the transfer market.
Sam Allardye is the current incumbent of the the manager’s job at West Ham and led the club to promotion from the Championship, via the playoffs, in his first full season.
But there have been grumblings among the West Ham faithful about Allardyce’s style of football, with the former Bolton and Newcastle boss preferring a direct approach.
The board also have reservations about handing full control of transfers over to Allardyce, who favours solid but unspectacular players and ageing stars.
Gold and Sullivan are keen to sound out Redknapp to gage his interest in the job and may take the decision to controversially sack Allardyce to make way for Redknapp’s return.