West Ham United must up their offer if they want Glenn Hoddle as a firefighter.

The Mirror says Hammers boss Gianfranco Zola knows his board has been sounding out potential short-term replacements for him, but few of them want the job on that basis - and others have yet to convince the Upton Park hierarchy that they are ideal.

Tottenham legend Hoddle is still the likeliest candidate if there is an SOS call for a quick fix. The former England boss has been approached but astonishingly West Ham are not offering him a big enough deal.