Northern Ireland's Martin O'Neill will replace Avram Grant as manager of West Ham after Saturday's match against Arsenal, BBC Sport has stated.

The Hammers are currently at the bottom of the Premier League, and are set to fire Avram Grant after the game against Arsenal.

O'Neill, 58,unexpectedly left Aston Villa at the start of of this season. He had great success with them and previously with Celtic and Leicester.

"O'Neill and West Ham have been in talks over the last week and it seems he will be the new manager," said BBC sports news correspondent Dan Roan.

"My understanding is Avram Grant will be sacked following West Ham's match against Arsenal at Upton Park.

"We haven't had anything official yet from the club but this is what sources are indicating to us.

"There was a board meeting on Wednesday after which club owners David Sullivan and David Gold refused to publicly back their man and it seems a decision has been taken and this will be Grant's last match in charge."