Slaven Bilic has finally paid the price for a bad start to the last two seasons as he becomes the 4th Premier League manager to be sacked before Christmas.
A statement signed by the club’s co-owners read “as custodians of the club it is our responsibility as a Board to do what is best for West Ham, and we believe a change is now necessary to ensure we begin to move the team back in the right direction”.
Former Everton, Real Sociedad and Sunderland manager David Moyes has been installed as the favourite to replace Bilic. Ray Wilkins believes “David will be in for a tough ride if he gets that job. Those players that let Bilic down are still there and one can’t trust they will be that much better”. Former Chelsea assistant manager was speaking on Sky Sports News.
Telling that Chris Woods was kept on from the backroom staff of the sacked Bilic. Woods worked with Moyes both at Everton and Man United.
It is very hard to understand how things went really bad for Bilic at West Ham. In his first season, with Dmitry Payet and Manuel Lanzini the team played exceptionally well. There were wins at the Emirates and Anfield and the football was pretty good.
Then the move away from Upon Park on to the London Stadium and Payet taking a pay cut to leave and return to France. A win percentage of 34.5% not good enough.