The Sun reported earlier this month that the former West Ham striker could be approached by Bilic to become the strikers’ coach for next season.
It has now been reported by The Mirror that the Croatian has held talks with his former Hammers teammate Hartson, who also played for the likes of Arsenal, Celtic and West Bromwich Albion in his career.
This is certainly a good move from Bilic, as the arrival of Hartson is going to help the West Ham squad next season.
Teddy Sheringham was the the Hammers’ forwards coach last season, and his departure earlier this summer means that the position needs to be filled.
Hartson knows the Premier League inside out, and his success during his playing career means that he will command respect from the players rightaway.
Having played with the former Wales international at West Ham, Bilic will be able to trust the 40-year-old’s judgement as well.