Slaven Bilic made this strange move after being sacked as West Ham manager

Former West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic rang the players for feedback on where it went wrong for him at the London Stadium, The Mirror has revealed.

In a surprising move, the Croatian personally telephoned a number of Hammers stars to get their views on the final few months of his tenure.

According to the report, his former staff felt that Bilic failed to deal with an unprofessional culture that saw individuals arrive late for training, or report onto the pitch after sessions had started.

The 49-year-old’s failure to appropriately punish those responsible is said to have undermined his authority and created a relaxed attitude towards punctuality.

Other comments included that his training methods were not of a sufficient standard and did not work the players hard enough.

That is despite most of the squad retaining a strong affinity for Bilic as a person.

The former Besiktas boss was dismissed on Monday after a poor start to the new campaign that saw the Hammers sitting 18th in the Premier League having managed to win only two of their 11 matches.

He has since been replaced by ex-Sunderland manager David Moyes, in a move that has proved far from popular with supporters.

West Ham are back in action after the international break on November 19 at Watford before Leicester City visit the London Stadium the following Friday.