Bilic responds to speculation suggesting he could leave West Ham this summer

Slaven Bilic has been linked with the Fenerbahce post.

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic has brushed off speculation linking him with the Fenerbahce post by suggesting he is very happy in East London, Talksport reports.

The Croatian boss has been lined up as a potential candidate to take on Turkish side Fenerbahce next season, interestingly a huge Istanbul rival of one of his former clubs Besiktas.

Speaking on the matter, Bilic has denied such claims as he makes his feelings known both on West Ham and his former club Besiktas who he describes as the only club in Turkey for him.

“No no no. I have many friends in Turkey but I am very happy,” the popular boss told Talksport.

"And anyway, when it comes to Turkey - OK Fenerbahce is a massive club - but in Turkey there is only one club for me and that's Besiktas."

Bilic, a former West Ham United player, arrived at the Boleyn Ground last summer following years of speculation regarding his future as a potential Hammers boss.

Despite crashing out of the Europa League in the early stages, Bilic has experienced a superb debut season in charge of West Ham as the club challenge for a top four spot in the Premier League.

Victories over Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have demonstrated the qualities which Bilic possesses and any clubs interested would come as little surprise.

But with the club set to move in to the new Olympic Stadium, the West Ham project is one of the most exciting in Europe and for Bilic, surely only a European heavyweight could now prize him away from the club.

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