'Unacceptable' - Bilic hits out at Gabbidon after West Ham job claim
By Danny Wright
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has quashed Danny Gabbidon’s claims that he has thrown in the towel at the London Stadium after a demoralising start to the Premier League season.
Gabbidon claimed earlier this week that Bilic was on “borrowed time” to keep his job after overseeing three losses in the opening three games of the campaign where the Hammers conceded 10 goals,
The ex-West Ham defender also believed that the Croatian manager had an air of resignation about him when speaking after the 3-0 loss at newly promoted Newcastle before the international break, something which Bilic has labelled as “unacceptable”.
However the Irons boss has made it clear that he has every intention of arresting the early season slump, starting on Monday when the east London side play their first home game of the season against Huddersfield.
“I understand that Danny Gabbidon — a former West Ham player — wrote in an article that it looked as though I had ‘thrown in the towel’ after the match two weeks ago,” wrote Bilic on the London Evening Standard website.
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“I want to reply to that. I told the players afterwards that, yes, this is West Ham and, yes, we will lose games. Not like that, though. It was unacceptable.
“I am not throwing in the towel and neither are the players. We will work hard to put this right — starting on Monday night.”
West Ham have had a fairly turbulent month after a poor end to the transfer window which has been dominated by a dispute with Sporting CP over a move for William Carvalho.
The clubs’ summer signings have also not looked as good as many would have though, with Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta and Marko Arnautovic yet to impress supporters.
In other West Ham news, the Irons squad is at breaking point after another attacker suffers an injury blow.