Croatia coach Slaven Bilic is being linked with Gianfranco Zola's job at West Ham United.

The News of the World says Bilic is the club's No1 target to take over from Zola in the summer.

Zola, 43, earns £1.9m a year and his current deal is not due to expire until 2013.

But he is ready to go after next Sunday's final Premier League game against Manchester City - once a severance package has been agreed.