West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has shutdown talk of a return for Paolo di Canio.

Di Canio has been linked with the Hammers since leaving his job at Swindon Town this week.

Gold told SportsDirect News: "I want to make this absolutely clear there is no managerial vacancy for Paolo or anyone else at the club. There is no job available.

"I understand he is an absolute hero here but as we have said previously we will be holding talks with our manager Sam Allardyce at the end of the season and that's exactly where things stand."