While Slaven Bilic seemingly has the backing of both David Gold and David Sullivan for the time being at West Ham, the club hierarchy are still doing some due diligence on potential replacements for the Croat.

With his contract up at the end of the season and no decision made on whether the club will stand by their former defender, the Hammers continue to be linked with replacing Bilic in the not too distant future.

One man who is apparently on the club’s radar is Walter Mazzarri, who remains out of work after leaving Watford at the end of last season.

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The former Inter Milan boss successfully guided Watford to Premier League safety last season but as part of the club’s philosophy to chop and change their managers, the Italian was given the boot after just one year in charge.

Mazzarri still lives in London and would be open to another bite at the Premier League cherry, but West Ham could face competition from Everton for him as they eye the experienced coach as a potential replacement for the under-fire Ronald Koeman.