West Ham have already started a preliminary round of talks with Slaven Bilic over a deal aimed at keeping him at the club for the next five years.
However, as reported by ClaretandHugh towards the end of last week there will be improvements and escape clauses inserted against the possibility of things going pear-shaped!
Although there is a natural caution that wishes to guard against this having been a one off freak season, the two Davids are agreed that they must go ahead with the new deal asap.
The Mirror reports that Bilic met with co-owner Sullivan last Tuesday and a new deal was on the agenda. ClaretandHugh can confirm that to be the case.
A well placed source told us: “It’s very much on for Slaven. The club will make significant improvements in various areas but guard themselves by including certain conditions against failure.
“Not many managers work without such conditions and Slaven will understand and accept that. The club are aware that other clubs have looked in the manager’s direction during a revolutionary Upton Park season.
However, he has no interest in any other club than West Ham and will hope to have the new deal nailed down before he disappears for his 2016 summer holidays.