Major development in Bilic situation at West Ham - confirmed
By Danny Wright
West Ham have sacked manager Slaven Bilic, it has been confirmed.
The Hammers confirmed on their official Twitter account on Monday morning that Bilic has left his role at the London Stadium.
The Chairmen and board of West Ham United would like to place on record their thanks and gratitude to Slaven Bilic and his team.https://t.co/rg0Jvoh9Tf
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) November 6, 2017
The 49-year-old Croat has spent just under two-and-a-half years in charge of West Ham but has had several near-misses in terms of losing his job in recent months.
He failed to achieve a top half finish last term in their first ever season at the London Stadium and the opening months of this campaign has seen the Hammers look like genuine relegation contenders.
Former Everton and Manchester United David Moyes is widely linked with a return to management despite overseeing Sunderland’s relegation from the Premier League earlier this year.
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Football Insider Verdict
It’s a bit of a delayed reaction from the Irons board, but David Gold and David Sullivan have finally decided to pull the trigger with their hopes of Premier League football next season hanging in the balance. There was a lot of hope and a lot of promises made following the move to the London Stadium, but Bilic has failed to lead his squad amicably enough to show any signs of progress. His signings should 100 per cent be looked at as a major part of his sacking. Too much money was wasted on under-performing players like Marko Arnautovic – who should go down as one of the worst buys in English football history.
In other West Ham news, Mark Noble has said how the Irons can rise back up the league.