West Ham: David Moyes interested in replacing Slaven Bilic as Hammers consider manager's position

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Moyes has been out of management since leaving relegated Sunderland at the end of last season (Source: Getty)

Former Manchester United, Everton and Sunderland boss David Moyes has confirmed that he is ready to step in if West Ham dismiss under-fire manager Slaven Bilic.

Hammers chiefs are expected to review Bilic’s position this week after Saturday’s 4-1 home defeat to Liverpool left the club just one point above the Premier League relegation zone.

Moyes has been out of work since leaving Sunderland in May, in the wake of their relegation to the second tier, but made clear on Sunday that he would be interested in replacing Bilic.

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“I’ve had no contact with West Ham but I’ve always said I want to go back into club management and if the right opportunity comes around then I’ll be interested,” said the Scot.

“I’ve been there myself, I know what Slaven is going through at the moment. He must be hating it and wanting to get a result as quickly as he can. If it becomes available yes, but at the moment it’s not available.”

Bilic has struggled to maintain the standards of his first season in charge, when West Ham finished just four points off a Champions League place, and has less than eight months left on his three-year contract.

The Hammers have won just two of their 11 league games so far this season and have lost three of their last six fixtures in the competition.

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