Slaven Bilic reportedly wanted some feedback from his former West Ham players.
Slaven Bilic phoned West Ham's players to ask where he had gone wrong after news of his sacking on Monday, according to the Mirror.
The Croatian coach reportedly spoke to a number of players and was informed that "he had not been tough enough".
He was informed that his stance on poor time-keeping was too lenient, and that he too often allowed players to escape without punishment.
There were also concerns over the "quality and intensity" of Bilic's training sessions in the final weeks of his tenure.
The former Croatia manager was popular amongst some of West Ham's players, but was unable to resolve the ongoing issues before his dismissal.
David Moyes has now been tasked with reigniting a struggling West Ham side, with the Hammers sitting in 18th place after 11 Premier League games.
And former West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has stressed that the players must take some of the blame for the current situation.
“He didn’t live up to the expectation this season,” he said. “Bilic paid the price for that, the players let him down badly.”
Bilic said on Tuesday: “I am going to have a break with the family now. I don’t want to jump straight back into something.
“Last year - and even now - I have had calls from clubs in other countries, but I want to rest a little bit.
“I can’t see myself doing anything before next January at the earliest, but then we will see what is happening. There is no rush.”