Portsmouth boss Avram Grant is being linked with Gianfranco Zola's job at West Ham United.

The Mirror says Zola, 43, is certain to leave his £1.8million-a-year contract at Upton Park as he is unhappy with the club's new board.

And Hammers' joint-chairman David Sullivan has refused to guarantee the future of Zola after the Italian secured the club's top-flight status.

Now former Chelsea boss Grant, 54, is on the Hammers' short-list of possible replacements after taking Portsmouth to the FA Cup final.

Grant took charge at Fratton Park last November but could not stop relegation after Pompey were hit with a points deduction for going into administration.

But the Israeli has restored his reputation and is joined by Martin Jol, Steve McClaren and Slaven Bilic on West Ham's short-list.