No new deal is in place, and former West Ham defender Dicks believes that Bilic would be an able successor to the Englishman.
@JULIAN3DICKS do you think Slaven is the best man for the job out of the ones linked with us?— Joel lewis Goodall (@allgoodgood) May 23, 2015
From a personal point of view, yes as he knows what the fans expect and knows what the clubs about. https://t.co/HW5qOivSJw— Julian Dicks (@JULIAN3DICKS) May 23, 2015
Bilic played for West Ham in the 1990s and was very popular among the fans, and he does indeed know the club quite well.
The former Croatia international defender also played for Everton, which means that he knows about English football.
Lack of Premier League experience is a factor which could come into play when the West Ham bossess look at Bilic, though.
West Ham are 11th in the Premier League table with 47 points from 37 matches at the moment, and will take on Newcastle United away from home at St. James’ Park on Sunday.