Just three matches into the new campaign, and the Premier League could be set for its first managerial casualty, after reports that the position Slaven Bilic has come under review at West Ham.
The Hammers suffered a 3-0 thrashing at Newcastle, their third defeat in the three weeks old season, leaving the board worried by the dangers ahead.
Bilic has been backed by club owners, David Sullivan and David Gold, providing funds for him to strengthen his squad, despite a poor run that started from last season.
However, three losses already this season in the PL has alerted the owners, who have now moved to review the Crotian’s role at the club, with doubts he may not be able to get the best out of the players he has.
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Bilic still has a year to run on his current contract, a decision is still yet to be made if he’d be allowed to see it out, or they’d have to look elsewhere.
Nevertheless, Rafa Benitez, who was close to joining the Hammers two years ago before Real Madrid came calling, is one name that has been mooted as a possible target should Bilic be relieved of his position.
West Ham hosts new comers, Huddersfield, who are yet to lose a game this season, after the international break and another defeat in that match could be the final straw for the former Hammer, Bilic, who remains rather optimistic of turning things around.
“Every club has ups and downs,” Bilic said moments after the match against Newcastle.
“It is only us who can turn this around, and we will,” he added.