Telegraph: This is what will happen to Bilic if West Ham lose to Swansea
By Amir Mir
West Ham will consider sacking Slaven Bilic if the club loses their crucial Premier League fixture against Swansea at the weekend, according to a report.
The Telegraph claim that co-owner David Sullivan, Karren Brady and their chief executive feel that they will be left with no choice but to replace Bilic if they lost against the Swans.
The Hammers have lost five games on the bounce in the Premier League and they are now three places and five points ahead of their weekend opponents in the table.
They would consider a short-term appointment until the end of the season, with the feeling being that no-one currently at the club is capable of being the long-term successor.
If Bilic were to leave the London-based club in the summer then senior figures have reportedly looked at Huddersfield boss David Wagner as a long-term replacement.
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The German is currently looking to help the Terriers earn promotion from the second-tier as they are one place outside of the automatic places.
Football Insider verdict:
If the West Ham board are thinking along the lines of replacing Bilic then they may as well get rid of him now because the trust clearly isn’t there. In truth, this has been a very poor campaign for the Hammers, but most of the blame lies at the doorstep of those in the boardroom. They have not backed their manager properly and added with fact that they have struggled with their new surroundings, things have gone from bad to worse. If they are looking for a replacement then former manager Harry Redknapp would be the ideal replacement. He would bring the confidence back into the side and use his experience to get them out of this current mess.
In other West Ham news, Mark Lawrenson has predicted the Hammers’ clash against Swansea.