West Ham have held talks with former Beşiktaş manager Slaven Bilic according to the Telegraph and the club released a statement last night confirming that they are entering the final stages of talks over their next managerial appointment.
The club said in a statement last night: “West Ham’s search for a new manager looks to be entering its final stages, with the club hoping to make an announcement within the next 48 hours.
“The board cleared their diaries and spent the weekend meeting and interviewing applicants and, with the shortlist now narrowed down, talks are entering an advanced stage with the favoured candidates.”
Bilic is also the bookmakers favourite to take over as the next manager of West Ham.
News of Bilic taking over the Hammers brought sets of fans from East London and Istanbul on social media together.
West Ham was made a trending topic in Turkey thanks to fans of the Black Eagles and Beşiktaş was made a trending topic in the UK by Hammers supporters.
The former Croatian national team manager became a fan favourite at Beşiktaş and his appointment as West Ham head coach could expand the Hammers reach among the Black Eagles faithful.
'West Ham' is trending in Turkey. pic.twitter.com/YNbL0AxEAl
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