Slaven Bilic has now been interviewed by the West Ham board and is awaiting the outcome of the two hours he had inside David Sullivan’s Essex home.
All three board members were present as the West Ham’People’s Choice’ gave details of his managerial techniques and training regimes along with salary level expected for himself and assistants.
As we reported yesterday the Croat would come much cheaper than Sam Allardyce who was on around £3 million a year during his time at the club.
The board are currently considering Bilic’s credentials and the pressure is onto make an appointment although David Gold’s public remarks earlier make it clear that his appointment may not be the ‘given’ imagined by many.
He declared: ““Every day that goes by, it is a case of elimination. It would be lovely to have someone with West Ham history, that ticks a box.
“Having Premier League experience (and) that doesn’t mean English Premier League, that means a man who has managed successfully in the big Italian league, big Spanish league, the German league (or) a major league in the world, that is a box that needs to be ticked, we don’t want to take a chance.”
That of course could count against Bilic as Turkey would not be seen as a “big league” but the former defender remains a favourite to finally gain the board’s approval.
He remains in the country and ClaretandHugh undertands that other clubs may well be watching the position closely.