West Ham are set to confirm the appointment of Gianluca Nani as the club’s technical director.
Nani has confirmed that he will quit his role as sporting director of Serie B side Brescia at the end of the season.
“I am excited about the experience. It is very different and I am proud to be working in England,” said the Italian.
West Ham manager Alan Curbishley has been involved in the appointment of Nani, who is expected to oversee transfer policy at Upton Park.
“I don’t think anyone is thinking of anything other than progressing,” said Curbishley.
“That’s why we’re looking at this technical director and everything else – because I firmly believe that when I have everyone fit we have an opportunity to push forward.”