Julian Dicks would like to think he will be West Ham boss 'one day'

Upton Park

The West Ham Ladies coach also discussed Big Sam's contract with the east London club.

He is already West Ham United Ladies manager - but Julian Dicks has designs on 'one day' managing the men's team.

Indeed, the man who spent a long career with the Hammers as a player is currently doing his best to guide the West Ham Ladies side to glory, who are currently sixth in the league.

But Dicks admits he would 'like to think' he will one day manage the team he used to play for.

Meanwhile, the former West Ham star also responded to questions about Sam Allardyce's contract at Upton Park.

Allardyce is currently in charge of the east London side, of course, but his deal expires at the end of the season.

As a member of staff at Upton Park in a position of importance, Dicks's response is a telling one - no one knows whether Big Sam will stay on with the Hammers in or out of the club, it seems.

The big question is whether the owners know and whether they have anyone lined up for West Ham if the answer, as one would assume it would be with no new contract yet on the table, is a parting of the ways with the 60-year-old.

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