West Ham United midfielder Julien Faubert has welcomed reports linking Giovanni Trapattoni with the football director's job at Upton Park.

"I have a person at the club who speaks French and helps me with the translation and he is Italian and speaks to me about [Trapattoni's possible arrival]," he told RMC.

"He would be a huge boost for our tactics because we have gaps in that area of the game, on the defending and positioning aspects.

"His arrival is possible, it is up in the air. I don't know if it will happen or not."