The England international would not have held down a regular spot under the new boss, who said that discussions were conducted with "respect"
The former Manchester City manager is set to meet with David Sullivan in the coming days and the club hopes to make an appointment soon
The Hammers are keen to lure a new boss to the club but it remains to be seen if they will be able to land a marquee name
EXCLUSIVE: The Portuguese centre-back thinks the sought-after coach is one of the world's best and hopes Champions League football will help persuade him to remain in Spain
The Basque native says the Europa League final is his only focus but wouldn't be drawn on speculation linking him with a summer exit