Bilic would cost Hammers £3m in compensation


West Ham fans’ favourite Slaven Bilic will cost the club £3 million if they try to make him the next Hammers boss!

200px-Slaven_BilićBilic is currently managing currently managing Turkish outfit Beşiktaş and has two years left on his deal at £1.5 million a year.

The former Hammer who spent the 1996-97 season at the club before moving onto Everton, came second in a recent fans poll to take over at The Boleyn should Sam Allardyce leave.

It is understood from sources close to the club that the 45 year old has been interviewed in the past for the jobn but that a deal could not be hammered out.

A source told ClaretandHugh exclusively earlier in the day that the Hammers would not be commenting on Allardyce’s position or any potential candidates “because at the moment no job exists.”

However, he added – with smallest of smiles – “We are very aware of the fans’ favourites and that Slaven Bilic would be among them.”

Bilic has managed Hajduk Split, the Croatain under 21s and full national sides and Lokomotiv Moscow before taking over at Besiktas.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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