Teddy Sheringham says he still believes Sam Allardyce could remain as West Ham United boss despite his uncertain future.
Sheringham was speaking to BBC 5 Live, report SkySports, after his own appointment as Stevenage manager, his first such role, leaving his post as Allardyce's 'attacking coach'.
The former Tottenham and Manchester United striker said that his own choice to leave the Hammers was in part due to a lack of clarity over Allardyce, and subsequently his own position.
He explained that he still felt there was a chance Allardyce stays despite the media reports linking new bosses in daily.
Sheringham said: "(He) is still hopeful that something will happen - it happened like that the last time he was out of contract at West Ham.
"I don't think it's any mystery or secret that they have been trying to look for other managers. (But) just because... the next contract isn't straight at his feet doesn't mean to say that it's not going to happen."
West Ham are being linked with new bosses on a daily basis, and it's unlikely there will be any clarity until after the final Premier League game of the season.
SkySports report Allardyce is set for a meeting on Monday with co-chairmen David Sullivan, David Gold, and vice-chairman Karren Brady.
Allardyce could dearly use a final game victory away at Newcastle United with which to help his case to stay on, after a disappointing end to 2014/15.