Former West Ham United striker Dean Ashton has named his preferred choices to succeed Sam Allardyce as club manager.
West Ham issued a statement after the final game of the season via their official website, announcing they were parting ways with Allardyce.
The manager had got them promoted into the Premier League and been a steadying influence on the club, but after a very poor second half of the season, the view was he had taken them as far as he could.
Ashton took to Twitter to name the top two bosses he would be happy taking charge at the East London side.
Lots of names being thrown by you guys!! Big decision for the club!! My two 1/ Unai emery 2/. Bilic— Dean Ashton (@Dean36ashton10) May 24, 2015
Emery is currently managing Sevilla, and led them to winning the Europa League last season and into the final again this year.
He could however be off the market, with Football Italia reporting he is set to sign an agreement to take over at AC Milan. The report notes this could be scuppered if the Italian giants succeed in a late attempt to persuade Carlo Ancelotti to return.
Former Hammer Slaven Bilic was listed last night by The Evening Standard as the bookies favourite, with the ex-Croatian international boss recently leaving his role as Besiktas manager.