Published 14th February 2011
...Julian Dicks as he is rumoured to be returning to West Ham United as part of the Barclays Premier League club's coaching staff.
The former fans' favourite took in two spells at Upton Park during his playing days, making over 250 appearances for the club.
His determination and combative approach made him a cult hero on the terraces and it is felt that commitment could be used within the current set-up.
Hammers boss Avram Grant recently drafted Wally Downes into his back-room team and feels Dicks would be another useful addition.
The 42-year-old, who is currently in charge of Ryman League outfit Grays Athletic, admits to having already discussed a possible role with the club and hopes he will soon be back in familiar surroundings.
"I think the meeting went well and I am very positive about the prospects of joining up with West Ham," said Dicks.
"I have never made a secret of my desire to help out the club in any capacity and I hope I can come on board and help."