FORMER Hibs boss and Celtic defender Alan Stubbs is poised to make a shock return to football with West Ham.

The ex-gaffer, who has been out of work since being sacked by St Mirren in September 2018 after less than three months in charge at the Paisley side, is wanted by new Upton Park manager Davie Moyes as part of his backroom staff.

Stubbs, 48, who led the Easter Road team to their historic Scottish Cup victory after 114 years in May 2016, has also had a spell at Rotherham since quitting the Edinburgh club.

Now he could be reunited with the man for whom he played for several seasons at Everton.

Moyes, now in his second stint managing the London club after steering the club to Premier League survival in May 2018, is understood to have failed in a bid to bring back former West Ham defender Stuart Pearce as his defensive coach.

The ex-Hoops defender has now switched his attention to Stubbs and the deal could be completed this week.



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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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