West Ham go for Wally Downes after sacking assistant boss Zeljko Petrovic

24 November 2010 02:01
[LNB]New Hammer: Wally Downes set for role at West Ham[LNB]Wally Downes is set to be named as AvramGrant's No 2 at West Ham in the next few days. [LNB]The 49-year-old's appointment follows thesacking of Zeljko Petrovic earlier this weekafter just four months in the job. [LNB]Joint owners David Sullivan and David Gold arehoping Downes will help Grant move the eastLondon club off the bottom of the BarclaysPremier League.[LNB]He has been lined up to work on a West Hamdefence that has already leaked 25 goals thisseason. [LNB]Downes has been out of work since he wasdismissed as a member of Alan Pardew'sbackroom staff at Southampton in August. [LNB]The former Wimbledon midfielder was also amember of Steve Coppell's coaching staff atReading after nearly two years in charge atBrentford where he was sacked in 2004. [LNB]West Ham have already labelled the clashagainst Wigan at Upton Park on Saturday as a'save our season' game.[LNB] West Ham lead Spurs in race for 2012 Stadium over Spurs, reveals chiefHammers ponder Di Canio SOS as Petrovic is axed ahead of Wigan clashUnder-fire Grant hangs on at West Ham but No 2 Petrovic faces boot[LNB] Explore more:People: Steve Coppell, David Gold, David Sullivan

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