Slaven Bilic and West Ham are this evening understood to be slowly edging towards a deal that would make the club’s former player the 15th Irons manager.
ClaretandHugh reported earlier today that ‘Slav’ has been interviewed and since then talks have continued with his advisers over financial issues covering such issues as:
O final wage and bonuses
O his backroom staff’s salary levels
O compensation in the event of early termination
O players in and out
O plus London housing allowances and the like.
‘Slav’ is keen to take over at the club and will make financial sacrifices to do so despite having received written offers from Europe. We understand one of them is from a German club.
However, the 46 year old wants West Ham because of his love for the club and the fans despite the fact that he would arrive on a smaller contract than he could command elsewhere.
He is determined to get the right deal for his assitants and much could depend on that as he is known as a man passionately loyal to his staff.
Talks are currently ongoing and although the odds are swinging towards him we have been told categorically: “It’s not done and may still not be. The terms have to be right.”