Slaven Bilic has been sacked by West Ham.

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 at the 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-and-a-half-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.