The former West Ham and Tottenham striker is currently attacking coach at Upton Park.
This week has seen rumours rife that West Ham manager Sam Allardyce will be leaving the club at the end of the season. It was reported by The Telegraph yesterday that West Ham were already targeting David Moyes and Slaven Bilic to take over from Big Sam when his contract expires in the summer.
A year ago it would have been welcomed by West Ham fans. He was unpopular at the club due to the style of play and struggling results. This season they have been much improved. They are playing great football and are flying high in the table.
However he remains unpopular among some of the West Ham fans and the rumours are going nowhere.
Teddy Sheringham could also be an option. The former Tottenham and Manchester United striker joined as attacking coach in May of last year.
However, his former team-mate Tony Cascarino does not believe he will take the role. The pair were strike partners at Millwall in the dawn of their careers but Cascarino is certain he will not yet take such a role.
“I know Teddy eventually wants to go into management but I don’t know if he wants to fill Sam’s boots.
“I think he wanted to go there as a learning curve, do a year in coaching, a couple of days a week working with the strikers.
“I know he has always been ambitious to go and further his career when the time is right, but I don’t know if he would follow Sam, because Sam was the man that brought him in. I don’t see it yet.
“I haven’t had that conversation with him, but I do know he would love to do management at some stage in his career.”
Time will have to tell if West Ham do lose Allardyce and, if they do, who replaces him.