According to the Daily Star, Corden admitted to his passion for football mascot Herbie The Hammer while appearing on Channel 4 show Chris Moyles' Quiz Night.
"James is devoted to West Ham," said a source. "He grew up on the terraces with his mates and loved the crowd banter, being surrounded by fans.
"I think he secretly hopes that the chat on Moyles's show may twist their arm into giving him the job. He'd love to be a small part of a big game again. Especially if he's covered up so people won't know who's beneath the mask."
Chris Moyles' Quiz Night returns on Friday at 10pm.