WHILST all the sunday nationals have revealed that Grays Athletic boss Julian Dicks appears to be closing in on a return to West Ham as part of the club’s coaching staff. YourThurrock can also reveal that fellow ex-Hammer and assistant manager Kenny Brown is also in the frame.
But Grays Athletic bosses are keen to stress that they have a Plan A,B and C for all eventualities.
The news comes as the Blues enjoy their richest run of good form since coming to the club in September 2009, winning three games in the last seven days to put them in contention for a play off place.
Speaking to Yourthurrock.Com this morning, chief executive, Andy Swallow said: “Both Julian and Kenny have been in discussions both for reserves and under-21’s as are a number of others.
“If Julian goes then Kenny will step up as will Jamie Warren and if Kenny goes then the same will apply.
“Whatever happens we have plans and I am confident that the good run of form and the positive future for Grays will continue.
Julian Dicks name has come into the frame at Upton Park as many feel a more determined and combative approach is needed at West Ham in order to stave off relegation.
Skipper Scott Parker is reported to have made a “churchillian” speech that spurred the team to recover from 3-0 down at the Hawthorns to draw 3-3 with West Brom.
“I think the meeting went well and I am very positive about the prospects of joining up with West Ham,” Dicks told Daily Star Sunday.
“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.”
Grays Athletics next game is away at Brentwood followed by two “winnable” home games against Great Wakering and Cheshunt. The big test for the Blues will come with the first two games in March when they take on East Thurrock at home and Needham Market away within seven days.