Report names three managers who snubbed West Ham switch

Watford manager Marco Silva looks on  during the pre-season friendly match between AFC Wimbledon and Watford at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on July 15, 2017 in Kingston upon Thames,...

West Ham United are reportedly on the verge of parting company with Slaven Bilic, and seemingly spoke to a number of managers about potentially taking over.

Watford manager Marco Silva looks on  during the pre-season friendly match between AFC Wimbledon and Watford at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on July 15, 2017 in Kingston upon Thames,...

According to a report from the Daily Mirror, West Ham reached out to Marco Silva, Manuel Pellegrini and Roberto Mancini with Slaven Bilic's future in major doubt, but all three managers offered the same response to the Premier League side.

The Mirror reports that Bilic is on the verge of being given the boot by the Hammers hierarchy, and David Moyes is set to sign a deal with the club until the end of the season.

Sunderland's Scottish manager David Moyes gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in London on May...

However, it appears that the former Sunderland boss is not the only manager West Ham reached out to, with the Mirror suggesting that contact was made with Silva, Pellegrini and Mancini - seemingly confirming that the writing has been on the wall for Bilic for a while.

But, the Mirror adds that Silva, Pellegrini and Mancini - managing Watford, Hebei China Fortune and Zenit Saint Petersburg respectively - all rejected the chance to come to the London Stadium as they did not want break their contract midway through the campaign.

FC Internazionale Milano head coach Roberto Mancini looks on during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale Milano and Empoli FC  at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 7, 2016 in Milan,...

That has seemingly left the path clear for Moyes to get the job, with the Mirror insisting that Bilic's departure is imminent, and he will certainly have a lot to prove with the Irons.

Moyes' stock as a manager has arguably not been lower since before he arrived at Everton 15 years ago, and he will surely have to go some way to convince the West Ham fans that he is the right man to take them forward.

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