Berti linked to Hammers
Reports emanating out of Germany and Nigeria is that ex Nigeria and Scotland coach Berti Vogts is being lined up to replace under fire West Ham manager Avram Grant. The Hammers boss has not had the best of starts since arriving in the East End of London and the Upton Park outfit sit at the foot of the table with only one point from a possible fifteen.
The search for a new manager was also hightened at the weekend when Grant was required to take the day off for religious reasons leaving West Ham to play in Stoke yet earning their first point of the season. According to the German press, Grant’s possible successor, who currently manages Azerbaijan could be tempted by an offer to work in the Premiership.
It is also believed that changes may well take place if West Ham fail to collect any points during their next two matches, meaning Germany’s Vogts would take over after the International break in October.
Avram Grant in the meantime is confident that the players can swing things around suggesting that they have played well but not picked up many points. This will be something that the owners, Gold and Sullivan will decide over the next fortnight where West Ham play two London Derby’s, against Tottenham and Fulham.
The reports have suggested however, that it is unclear as to whether even six points will still be enough to save Grant in the immediate future.