Besiktas president: Slaven Bilic will leave amid speculation of West Ham return

Besiktas boss Slaven Bilic will leave the club this summer, according to their president.

Besiktas president Fikret Orman has confirmed to Hurriyet that manager Slaven Bilic will leave the club this summer amid speculation of a return to West Ham.

Bilic, 46, currently has Besiktas in third place in the Turkish Super Lig, but that seemingly isn't good enough for Orman as they trail Fenerbahce and leaders Galatasaray.

Despite having one year left on his contract with the Turkish club, Bilic is now set to leave Besiktas, with Orman confirming to Hurriyet that he already has a replacement in mind.

"We will part on good terms," Orman said of Bilic. "The new manager will be a name nobody can dispute. He will be the architect of our future success to take us to the next level in our new stadium."

Now, speculation is bound to suggest that Bilic will head to West Ham, the club he played as a defender for during the 1990's before joining Everton - and the Daily Mail recently reported that the West Ham hierarchy are considering Bilic as a candidate.

The Hammers will almost certainly be searching for a new manager when Sam Allardyce's contract expires this summer, and bringing Bilic back could be ideal considering his history with the club.

The Croatian has enjoyed success at virtually every stop of his managerial career so far, winning over half of his games in charge of Croatia and Besiktas in recent years.

Now seemingly available after Orman's revelation, Bilic will be on the lookout for a new club - and West Ham figure to beat near the top of his potential suitors.

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