David Moyes has confirmed he is hoping to bring Nottingham Forest legend Stuart Pearce into his backroom staff at West Ham United.
Former Reds boss Pearce has been strongly linked with a coaching role at the London Stadium since Moyes replaced Slaven Bilic at the helm earlier this week.
And the new Hammers manager, in his first press conference since being appointed, says he is in talks with Pearce.
“I’m in talks with a couple of people, Stuart Pearce one of them,” said Moyes, who has signed a short-term deal with the Premier League side. “Hopefully I will have something settled by the end of the week.”
Pearce has been out of work since being axed at the City Ground in February 2015.
The ex-Reds defender spent two years at West Ham as a player and has already expressed an interest in returning to the club.
Speaking before Moyes was unveiled, Pearce said: “I’ve had no contact with West Ham, but if I had contact with them I would certainly go and talk to them.”
He added: “I really enjoy doing the media work but then again I enjoy coaching.”