Slaven Bilic has been sacked by West Ham following their poor start to the new season.
Slaven Bilic has been sacked after leading his side to only two wins in 11 Premier League matches.
The Hammers’ only victories of the campaign have come at home to newly promoted Huddersfield Town and struggling Swansea City, the latter courtesy of a 90th-minute winner.
And Bilic’s fate was sealed by a sound 4-1 beating at the hands of Liverpool on Saturday. That defeat has left them in 18th place and Bilic, whose position had come under review twice already this season, has now paid the price for their slow start.
West Ham released an official statement, “West Ham United can confirm that Slaven Bilic has today left his position with the Club.
The Chairmen and board of West Ham United would like to place on record their thanks and gratitude to Slaven and his team for their services over the past two-and-a-half years, but believe a change is now necessary in order for the Club to move forward positively and in line with their ambition.
West Ham United can confirm that Bilic’s coaching assistants Nikola Jurcevic, Edin Terzic, Julian Dicks and Miljenko Rak have also left the Club with immediate effect.
The Club’s search for a new manager to take West Ham United forward is underway and an announcement regarding Bilic’s successor is expected to be made over the coming days.”
Former Everton and Sunderland manager David Moyes is widely reported to be in line to replace Bilic, who leaves with West Ham 18th in the Premier League. West Ham visit Watford on November 19 after the international break, with that game seemingly set to be the first test for Moyes – who parted company with Sunderland following their relegation from the Premier League last season – should he get the job.
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