West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has revealed that he hopes Beşiktaş win the Turkish Super League this season.
Bilic coached the Black Eagles for two-seasons before taking over at West Ham this summer.
“Beşiktaş will always be in my heart and I wish them all the best in the title race,” Bilic told Fanatik.
“I hope they win the league this season.”
Beşiktaş beat Istanbul rivals Fenerbahçe 3-2 at the Atatürk Olympic stadium on the weekend to move into first place on goal difference.
The victory was the Black Eagles first derby victory since 3 March 2013 when they coincidently also beat Fenerbahçe 3-2.
Beşiktaş finished the league in third place finish last season and booked a place in the Europa League group stages.
West Ham are currently third in the Premier League and take on Sunderland next at the Stadium of Light.