Report: West Ham picking new boss from shortlist of De Boer, Bilic, Emery and Bielsa

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The Hammers are reportedly talking to four top coaches to replace Sam Allardyce as manager.

West Ham are currently in discussions with a quartet of well-established coaches regarding the vacant manager's role at the club, according to Sky Sports.

Frank de Boer, Unai Emery, Slaven Bilic and Marcelo Bielsa are the names mentioned as undergoing talks, and it is an impressive mix of names from world football, as the East Londoners prepare for their final season at Upton Park.

De Boer has been linked with both the Liverpool and Tottenham jobs in the past, and has won four out of five league titles since taking charge at Ajax. 

Emery is fresh from leading Sevilla to their second successive Europa League title, and with West Ham set to appear in the competition next season, suddenly the prospect of Thursday night football could be a lot more promising if he were to take charge.

Bilic of course turned out for the club in his playing days, and impressed as Croatia manager earlier in his career, though his time at Lokomotiv Moscow and Besiktas has been less noteworthy.

Bielsa is one of South America's most respected managers, having managed both Argentina and Chile in his career. The 59-year-old had Marseille top of Ligue 1 for much of this season, until a late season dip in form saw them slip out of the Champions League places.

Whoever comes in will be replacing Sam Allardyce, who has left the Hammers as an established Premier League club after four years in charge, gaining promotion in his first season at the helm in 2012.

However, many at the Boleyn Ground haven't ever warmed to the former Newcastle and Bolton boss, and despite some positive results this season, West Ham themselves slipped down the table to a disappointing 12th place finish.

With the calibre of managers on the Hammers' shortlist, things may be set to get a lot more exciting ahead of the club's move to the Olympic Stadium.

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