Slaven Bilic has fueled speculation that he could become the next West Ham United manager by announcing that he will be leaving Turkish side Besiktas at the end of the season.
No sooner had the 2014/15 Premier League campaign concluded, West Ham United announced that they would not be renewing manager Sam Allardyce’s contract at the Boleyn Ground as the club target a ‘New Philosophy’ ahead of their move to the Olympic Stadium.
Following the departure of Allardyce, a host of names have already been linked with the Hammers’ hot seat and former fan favourite Slaven Bilic had been mentioned as one of the candidates to take over the reins at Upton Park.
Now to further fuel speculation regarding Bilic’s potential move back to West Ham, the 46-year old has gone on to reveal that he will be leaving his current side Besiktas following the conclusion of the current campaign.
Bilic made the admission following Besiktas’ 2-0 defeat at the hands of Galatasaray, which meant that the Turkish side will be missing out on Champions League football once again.
Speaking to reporters, Bilic said, “I won’t be Besiktas’ manager next season. I’m proud of what I’ve done here.
“As I said before, I am the first one who is going to take responsibility for not winning the league for two years. I have already made my decision.”
Bilic has proven his credentials as one of the best young managers around in world football due to his spells with Hajduk Split, Croatia and Beşiktaş, and the West Ham United fans would most certainly welcome the return of their hero.