West Ham’s Owners are Considering Sacking Slaven Bilic
Following West Ham United’s disappointing start to the new season there are reports that Slaven Bilic’s position as manager is under review.
In the past the club’s owners David Sullivan and David Gold have stuck by the manager. But following the team’s third successive defeat they are considering dismissing Bilic. A source at the club told Sky Sports New that the team’s performance in their 3 – 0 defeat to Newcastle over the weekend was completely unacceptable and that the board are extremely concerned.
However, it is thought that no firm decision has been made yet and that they will be considering it over the international break.
The team’s owners stood by Bilic after a poor campaign last season and then they backed him over the summer by committing funds to bring in players such as Joe Hart and Javier Hernandez. However, they are now worried that Bilic is not the man to get the best out of the squad that they have put together.
There is one year left on Bilic’s contract and talks about extending it were cancelled earlier in the year after a string of poor results.
It is known that the team’s owners are impressed by Newcastle United’s Rafael Benitez. Benitez is facing an uncertain future at Newcastle after he expressed discontent at the club’s activity in the transfer market.
Two years ago, Benitez was extremely close to becoming West Ham’s manager but he was offered the Real Madrid job at the last minute and West Ham appointed Bilic.