By Danny Wright

6th Nov, 2017 | 11:39am

West Ham confirm major news about Slaven Bilic successor

By Danny Wright

West Ham have confirmed that they expect to announce the arrival of Slaven Bilic’s successor within the “coming days”.

The Hammers announced on their official website on Monday that they have parted company with Bilic, with the London club currently occupying the Premier League relegation zone after Saturday’s 4-1 defeat to Liverpool.

However in the statement, West Ham have revealed that they expect a speedy replacement to be made.

The 49-year-old Croat had spent just under two-and-a-half years in charge of the Irons, leading them to the Europa League in his first season.

However last term, and the opening phases of the current one, has seen the club’s form take a downward turn since moving to the London Stadium, forcing David Gold and David Sullivan to pull the trigger.

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BBC Sport has reported that West Ham have held talks with David Moyes over taking charge of the club, despite his last job in management being at Sunderland when he oversaw their relegation from the Premier League.

Football Insider Verdict

West Ham need to get their next decision spot on. Bilic’s sacking was simply a better of when and not if, but now that he has finally gone, it seems like things are potentially going to get worse with Moyes. The Scot has had a dismal few years since leaving Everton, struggling with Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland. To bring in a manager who has recently seen his side relegated is a huge risk by the board, especially when there are a decent amount of options available at the moment. Ronald Koeman would have been a good shout, but it seems the board’s mind is made up.

In other West Ham news, Joey Barton has said who should be the next Irons boss.

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