By Danny Wright

12th Sep, 2017 | 11:31am

Slaven Bilic makes admission about job safety after West Ham win v Huddersfield

By Danny Wright

Slaven Bilic has admitted that he was thinking about Frank de Boer’s sacking at Crystal Palace before West Ham kicked off against Huddersfield on Monday night.

Like de Boer, Bilic has found himself under a lot of pressure in the opening weeks of the season after a winless start and a public dispute with co-owner David Sullivan about the lack of transfers dealings completed in August.

However it seems that the Croat’s pre-game thoughts about his job safety didn’t have much impact on the result as his Irons side ran out 2-0 winners at the London Stadium to lift themselves off the bottom of the Premier League table.

“Was de Boer’s sacking on my mind? It was, I ain’t going to lie. I’ve been in football since I was 18, so I know,” said Bilic, as quoted by TalkSport.

“To be fair I came to the zone where I don’t care about that, but not in a negative way, I care about the team and that’s what I’ve been focused on. The other things are irrelevant.”

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Even though he was under immense pressure and the performance still wasn’t quite up to scratch, it was Bilic’s second-half decision to bring on Andre Ayew which ultimately changed the game as the attacker supplied and assist and scored himself to earn his side three valuable points.

De Boer didn’t have much of a chance to prove himself at Crystal Palace as his reign at Selhurst Park became the shortest in Premier League history after he was axed after just four games.

The Eagles failed to pick up any points or even score any goals in their first league matches of the season.

In other West Ham news, fans blasted Bilic for his decision he made in the win against Huddersfield.

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