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11th Apr, 2017 | 5:48pm

West Ham eye Championship boss as Bilic replacement (not Stam or Benitez) - report

By Dominic Toner

West Ham are eyeing Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic as a potential replacement for Slaven Bilic, according to a report.

Sky Sports reported on their transfer centre blog (Tuesday, 5:12pm) that Fulham boss Jokanovic is being considered as a future Hammers boss.

The report details that the Londoners will target Jokanovic if they choose to replace Bilic in the summer.

The Telegraph claimed last month that Bilic will not be offered a new deal in the summer, with only one year left on his existing contract.

West Ham’s boss has grown under increasing pressure after a disappointing season.

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They are currently 14th-placed in the Premier League table and have just managed to stay away from the relegation battle, despite Bilic guiding the Hammers to seventh last season.

The Londoners have been linked with a move for Reading boss Jaap Stam as well as Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez.

However, Fulham ace Jokanovic has emerged as the latest candidate and he has enjoyed a strong season in the Championship so far.

He was appointed as the Cottagers full-time boss in 2015 and is trying to help them return to the Premier League.

Fulham have been renowned as one of the best teams to watch in the Championship this season and that has helped them up to seventh in the table, just two points behind the play-off places.

In other West Ham news, Alan Curbishkey has delivered his verdict on the future of the club’s senior man.

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