Swindon Town boss Paolo di Canio is attracting Premier League interest.
The Italian, named League Two Manager of the Year after promotion with Swindon at his first managerial attempt, is being investigated by the FA over an allegation he racially abused on-loan striker Jonathan Tehoue.
Di Canio denies the claim and friends say he has even hinted at quitting the country if he is not vindicated.
West Ham would almost certainly want to talk to him if present boss Sam Allardyce was lured back to the north again. Swansea and Brighton also see Di Canio as a promising young replacement if they have to make a change.