The Croatian was summoned to showdown talks with co-owners David Sullivan, David Gold and vice chairman Karren Brady at the club’s Rush Green training ground.The board were reluctant to make a change with Bilic’s contract up atthe end of the season.
But after the manner of their humiliating 4-1 home defeat by Liverpool on Saturday – their sixth Premier League loss of the season – they called time on his two-year tenure.
David Moyes is now set to take charge on a six-month deal until the end of the season, despite some concern over supporter backlash.
The former Manchester United, Everton and Sunderland boss will be tasked with keeping the Hammers in the top-flight after they slipped into the relegation zone at the weekend.
It is understood the new manager will be in charge for West Ham’s next game after the international break, when they travel to Watford on November 19.
Speaking to beIN Sports at the weekend, Moyes admitted he would like to return to management with West Ham.
Sacked after Sunderland were relegated to the Championship last season, the 54-year-old said: “I’ve always said I want to go back into club management.
“If the right opportunity comes around, I’ll be interested.”I am interested but at the moment that vacancy has not become available.
I know what Slaven must be going through.”Moyes is likely to stick with goalkeeper coach Chris Woods with Phil Neville potentially joining him at the London Stadium as his No.2.