West Ham may have no manager but they do have a diary and it’s filling up fast. As well as their first game in Europe in nine years, the Irons have lined up three pre-season friendlies.

Because of their Europa League duties, secured by the Fair Play League, West Ham are no venturing far from home.

Charlton will be licking their lips at the prospect of taking on their near-neighbours in a tie at The Valley on July 25 (3pm).

A few days before the team, hopefully with a new manager in place, will take a short trip to the Weston Homes Community Stadium to play Colchester (July 21, 7.45pm).

The away warm-up fixtures conclude with a trip to new Premier League side Norwich City (July 28, 7.45pm) who took their place in the top tier via the Championship play-off victory at Wembley.

Next season marks the 80th anniversary of Carrow Road, and the friendly is being played to commemorate the first match played at the ground in the old Division Two on August 31 1935, which turned into a thrilling 4-3 victory for the home side over the Hammers.