West Ham United will not have a new manager in place for at least two weeks.

The London Evening Standard says the Hammers are unlikely to have a new manager for at least a fortnight as they negotiate a pay-off with Gianfranco Zola.

Talks over the settlement for their former boss, who was sacked last week, could delay the appointment even though interviewing has started.

Avram Grant, who is expected to leave Portsmouth this week, remains the hot favourite from a shortlist of five candidates.