Video: Potential next West Ham manager Slaven Bilic mobbed by adoring fans at Besiktas exit

The Croatian looks set to become West Ham manager, where the fans will hope to love him as much as Besiktas' do.

West Ham United are currently on the hunt for a new manager to replace Sam Allardyce, who parted company with the club at the end of the season.

Plenty of names have been mentioned. The likes of David Moyes, Roberto Di Matteo and even Jurgen Klopp have done the rounds. With it now looking like Marcelo Bielsa and Unai Emery will stay with Marseille and Sevilla respectively it is looking like former West Ham player Slaven Bilic might get the job.

The Croatian, who came to the fore in charge of the Croatia national team, has confirmed he is leaving Besiktas this summer and that has seen interest emerge from West Ham.

By the looks of it, Besiktas fans do not want him to go.

These are the scenes that greeted him at the airport today as he prepared to leave Istanbul for the last time as Besiktas manager.

Compared to the way in which West Ham fans held the door open for Big Sam's departure this sort of love and admiration must surely have West Ham fans excited about his potential arrival.

All that remains to be seen is if Bilic gets the job.

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