Slaven Bilic Sacked By West Ham

Slaven Bilic on the touchline

West Ham sacked Slaven Bilic after a disappointing start to the season. West Ham is 18 in the League, much within the relegation zone with just 9 points after 11 matches. Slaven Bilic’s West Ham played 334, winning 163, drawing 81 and losing 90 with a win ratio of 48.8 percent. Bilic joins Frank de Boer (Crystal Palace), Ronald Koeman (Everton), and Craig Shakespeare (Leicester City), who all lost their jobs after poor performances. Bilic expected his sacking after West Ham was humiliated by Liverpool.

“I expected it. There are no hard feelings,”

According to Bilic at his last press briefing.

“I can be very proud of my work here. We didn’t start this crucial season well. As in many clubs across Europe, the manager is the one who pays the price.

After the Saturday’s 1-4 loss to Liverpool — their sixth at home this season — the Chairmen and the board of directors had to decide on the Croatian’s future. There had been speculations before the announcement that former Manchester United, Everton and Sunderland manager David Moyes is in contact with the club. Moyes is the expected to replace Bilic at West Ham as Bilic’s sacking was announced on November 6. The club issued a statement thanking Bilic for his efforts.

“The Chairmen and board of West Ham United would like to place on record their thanks and gratitude to Slaven Bilic and his team”

David Moyes is expected to sign a 6-month contract with the Hammers with the option of extension at the end of the season. However, some fans are unhappy with Moyes appointment and have aired their opinions on social media.

David Moyes looks to be the anointed one for the board; he faces an uphill task in reviving a deflated team. West Ham faces possible relegation with their current form; Moyes needs to get the Hammers to winning ways especially at home. West Ham will be away at Watford whose is 9 on the table with 15 points on 19 Nov. Their next home match is against Leicester City on November 24 – Leicester is 12 on the table with 11 points.

David Moyes’ appointment as manager of West Ham is expected to be announced before their next fixture. Moyes will have the rest of the season to fix things at West Ham.

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