Soccer | West Ham sack Slaven Bilic

Cape Town – West Ham United confirmed the sacking of manager Slaven Bilic after showdown talks were held due to a poor start to their league campaign.

Bilic was summoned by West Ham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold to discuss the Hammers' poor start to their English Premiership campaign with the two parties soon after deciding to part ways.

The decision comes after an embarrassing 4-1 hammering to Liverpool at the weekend, their sixth defeat of the season.

The owners thanked Bilic and wished him well for the future in a statement released by the club.

West Ham United can confirm that Slaven Bilic has today left his position with the Club.

The Chairmen and board of West Ham United would like to place on record their thanks and gratitude to Slaven and his team for their services over the past two-and-a-half years, but believe a change is now necessary in order for the Club to move forward positively and in line with their ambition.

West Ham United can confirm that Bilic’s coaching assistants Nikola Jurcevic, Edin Terzic, Julian Dicks and Miljenko Rak have also left the Club with immediate effect.

The Club’s search for a new manager to take West Ham United forward is underway and an announcement regarding Bilic’s successor is expected to be made over the coming days, the statement read.

Ex-Manchester United manager David Moyes is reportedly set to be appointed on a six-month contract until the end of the current campaign.

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