Julian Dicks plays down chances of managing West Ham

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Julian Dicks currently manages West Ham Ladies, but some consider him as a good candidate for the men’s team.

Dicks is currently in charge of West Ham Ladies, and he has told the Daily Mail that he is not keen on getting back involved in the men’s side of the game.

The former defender said: “I look at certain players now with their egos and attitudes and for me that's not what I'm about. Some of them don't have any time for supporters and for me that's wrong.

“I know a lot has changed within the game now but, if I'm honest, I'm not sure I really want to get back involved in men's football.”

Dicks, a legend at the Bolyen Ground for his two separate spells at the club, has been touted as a potential future manager of the mens team in East London, and some have considered him as a good replacement for Sam Allardyce this season.

He has enjoyed impressive success with West Ham Ladies, and his devotion to a club he captained has many keen to see him in the role.

However, the 46-year-old has played down the chances of him talking over due to the modern nature of men’s football, even if he would be a good appointment.

He is just one of a few contenders to have had their names in the mix to take over form Allardyce when he departs this summer - as is looking likely - along with another former defender in Slaven Bilic, David Moyes, Gus Poyet and Eddie Howe.

Dicks may have written off his chances in the immediate future, but with a few more years under his belt of management experience he may change his tune and wish to become head coach at the Boleyn Ground.

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