Soccer

Slaven Bilic facing West Ham exit while David Moyes waits in wings

• Joint chairman David Sullivan to meet Bilic on Monday
• Moyes has been out of work since leaving Sunderland

=Slaven Bilic is expected to be told he is no longer West Ham United’s manager during a meeting with the club’s joint chairman, David Sullivan, on Monday with David Moyes expected to replace the Croat on an initial six-month contract.

Bilic’s position has been under threat for some time but the plan was for the former West Ham defender to leave in the summer after seeing out the three‑year contract he signed when appointed as Sam Allardyce’s successor in June 2015. But that has appeared increasingly unlikely given recent results and it is believed the 4-1 home defeat by Liverpool on Saturday has proved to be the final straw for Sullivan and his co-chairman, David Gold.

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