David Gold cracks joke about Slaven Bilic's England credentials on Twitter

David Gold

West Ham United co-owner David Gold has delivered his own amusing take on Slaven Bilic's credentials for the England job.

England head coach Roy HodgsonDeparted England head coach Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson resigned after his side crashed out of Euro 2016 with a 2-1 defeat to Iceland in what goes down as one of the most embarrassing nights in English football history.

England limped into the last 16 after toiling to a second place finish in the group stages behind Wales.

That failure saw them entered into the perceived tougher side of the draw where it looked like they would face Portugal until a late goal from Iceland in their last group game.

But it only provided the platform for the Three Lions to truly embarrass a nation against one of the minnows of international football.

The likes of Jurgen Klinsmann, former England boss Glenn Hoddle, Sam Allardyce and Eddie Howe are the early favourites for the job, according to Oddschecker.

West Ham manager Slaven BilicWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic

Bilic touted for England

But another name being touted for the role is ex-Croatia boss Bilic, who has won rave reviews for his performances as a pundit on ITV's coverage of Euro 2016.

Bilic has enjoyed a record breaking first season at the Hammers helm and is currently 20/1 to be named new England boss.

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	West Ham's co owner David Gold poses outside the construction of the Olympic Stadium.  West Ham have proposed to take over the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 London OlympicsWest Ham's co owner David Gold poses outside their new Olympic Stadium home

'I think he'd be terrible'

But those odds will lengthen if Gold has any say in it after he gave an amusing assessment of Bilic's credentials on Twitter.

"I think Slaven would make a terrible England manager and I'm sure every West Ham fan would agree with me," Gold posted on the social networking site.

I think Slaven would make a terrible England manager and I'm sure every West Ham fan would agree with me. dg https://t.co/uJaQeewXAZ

— David Gold (@davidgold) June 30, 2016

Michail Antonio celebrates with Mark Noble after scoring the second goal for West HamMichail Antonio celebrates with Mark Noble

Oh the Iron-y

There would be a certain irony were Bilic to end up England manager after he spent most of last season perplexed at Hodgson's continual snubbing of the Hammers clutch of Englishmen.

Mark Noble, Aaron Cresswell and Michail Antonio all enjoyed fantastic seasons where they outperformed their rivals for squad selection yet did not receive a single call-up between them.

Then there is Andy Carroll who many felt should have been selected to offer that physical presence up front which so many sides have relied on during the tournament in France.

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