Frank Lampard has this message for the West Ham board
By Amir Mir
Frank Lampard has urged the West Ham board to stick with under-fire manager Slaven Bilic following their 1-0 win over Swansea on Saturday.
Cheikhou Kouyate’s magnificent long-range strike helped the Hammers seal a much-needed three points against the relegation strugglers.
The result on home soil has seen Bilic’s side end their five-match losing streak and move eight points away from the drop zone.
Speaking on Goals on Sunday, which aired on Sky Sports 1, Lampard had this message for the board regarding their manager.
“I really like Slaven,” Lampard told Goals on Sunday. “He’s a very talented manager. He has had a tough year.
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“West Ham’s recruitment, this summer, wasn’t great, so I don’t think he has the players that he wants.
“The whole move to the stadium, it has been very difficult to manage for everybody at the club and I’d like to see them stick with him and go again next year.”
Poor recruitment in the summer, moving to the London Stadium and the sale of their best player Dimitri Payet in January, has played a part in their poor season.
The east London club loaned Italian striker Simone Zaza in the summer, but he left less than six months later after failing to score a goal.
Furthermore, since moving from Upton Park, they have suffered a number of heavy defeats on home soil this term, including conceding four or more against the likes of Watford, Arsenal and Manchester City.
Despite the eight-point gap to the bottom three, the Irons are not safe yet and will be looking to add to their recent win by beating rock-bottom Sunderland next Saturday.
In other West Ham news, Robbie Savage has hit out at the Hammers board.