Croatia coach Slaven Bilic has ruled himself out of the running for the West Ham vacancy.
The Premiership outfit are searching for a new manager following Alan Curbishley’s decision to resign on Tuesday after 21 months in charge.
Former Hammers defender Bilic has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League for some time, but he insists he will honour his contract with Croatia.
Bilic said: “I am always being asked about the West Ham job but there is nothing I can say.
“I have a contract with Croatia until the World Cup ends in 2010.”
But Paolo Di Canio, a former favourite at Upton Park, would reportedly welcome the chance to replace Curbishley.
The Italian is quoted by The Sun as saying: “I am waiting for a job in England because my dream is to come back and I think there are a lot of good things I can bring.
“I took the coaching badges in the summer and I would like to have a job.
“My dream team is West Ham. I keep the club in my heart. One day I hope to come back to London and sit on the bench at West Ham.”