The Croatian manager has suffered a dismal last 15 months in the job after an initially successful first season in 2015-16, and speculation about his future has never gone away in that time.
The West Ham owners had been reluctant to move on Bilic’s position in that time, especially without a suitable alternative, and had been constantly giving the manager space.
That only led to more speculation over his future, though, and Saturday’s 4-1 home defeat by Liverpool has led to a realisation that the situation is now unfixable and they need to act before getting drawn into a relegation battle by Christmas.
Contact has been made through intermediaries with Moyes, who is both eager to get back into management and restore his reputation after a sorry relegation at Sunderland last season and two prior failed jobs at Manchester United and Real Sociedad. West Ham are banking on that resolve reinvigorating both Moyes and the club.
Phil Neville has been put forward as a possible assistant manager but it is understood he would lean towards staying in Spain and continuing his coaching education.
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