In what was quickly becoming the #Premier League's most untenable position, West Ham United have finally announced the departure of #Slaven Bilic.

The decision comes after weeks of speculation surrounding the Croatian's future. West Ham's choice to axe their former boss comes after a disappointing start to this season's Premier League campaign.

A dismal run of form

Despite initial success in East London, Bilic has endured a horrific run of results.

His sides lack of form has seen the former Croatian boss seemingly fighting for his job on a weekly basis. Since the start of last season, the Hammers have only picked up 31 points, and their recent performances show signs of a side destined to be involved in a battle for Premier League survival come May.

With fellow Premier League strugglers, Everton, Leicester and Crystal Palace already changing their managers, it was no surprise that West Ham would follow suit.

The final nail in Bilic's coffin came after West Ham's 4-1 home defeat to Liverpool on Saturday evening. The loss last weekend means the Hammers have only managed to pick up just two wins out of their first 11 matches this season, conceding 23 goals in the process, the worst record in the Premier League this year.

After moving into the relegation zone, West Ham's co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan feel that Bilic is no longer the man who can take their side to the next level. Along with Bilic, his coaching staff have also been shown the door by the Hammers' board. Nikola Jurcevic, Edin Terzic, Julian Dicks and Miljenko Rak have all left the club with immediate effect.

For West Ham, their problems have stemmed deeper than just a poor run of form. Despite leaving the Olympic Stadium with West Ham's best point-to-game ratio, Bilic's tenure in East London will be remembered for a disastrous move to their new stadium, unfit players and spending £46million on failed signings.

The return of David Moyes?

This morning it has been all but confirmed that former Manchester United boss, David Moyes, will take charge of the Premier League strugglers until the end of the season.

Moyes has been out of work after finishing bottom of the Premier League with Sunderland last year. Last weekend, speculation surrounding Moyes' availability began to add to Bilic's mounting pressure when the Scotish boss announced his interest in the potential vacancy, speaking to the BBC, Moyes said: "I am interested but at the moment the vacancy has not become available. I know what Slaven must be going through".

With the position in West Ham's dugout now vacant, the former Manchester United boss is expected to be announced as early as tomorrow morning, with Moyes expected to be taking West Ham's training session tomorrow afternoon.

It will be curious to see how the West Ham supporters take the appointment. Since leaving Everton in 2013, Moyes has embarked on a torrid five-year spell. After failing to make an impact at United, Real Sociedad, and Sunderland, Moyes' last win percentage at the Stadium of Light was as low as 18.6%.

Next up for the struggling Hammers, West Ham will be looking to regain some stability as they take on Watford after the international break.