Report: West Ham United hold talks with Slaven Bilic

Slaven Bilic is reportedly a candidate for the West Ham United managerial job.

West Ham United have held talks with managerial candidate Slaven Bilic, according to The Telegraph.

It has been reported by the British newspaper that the former Croatia international defender is “extremely keen” to become the Hammers’ new boss.

The Premier League club are looking for a new manager following the departure of Sam Allardyce.

The former Newcastle United boss’s contract with the Hammers was not renewed after it ran out at the end of the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign.

The Telegraph claim that Bilic is one of the candidates to succeed Allardyce at the Boleyn Ground, and he has not been offered the job yet.

“Bilic is aware that he has never been West Ham’s first-choice and is prepared to wait to see if he is offered the job,” states the report.

“West Ham have not ruled out a move for the likes of Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa, Swansea City manager Garry Monk or former Swansea manager Michael Laudrup as they prepare to make one of the most important managerial appointments in the club’s history.”

It makes sense for West Ham to make a thorough assessment of the managerial candidates before making a final decision.

After all, the Hammers have ambitious plans for the future, and they need to make sure that the man who succeeds Allardyce is able to take the club to the next level.

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