West Ham fans deliver Twitter verdicts as Bilic speculation escalates
By Amir Mir
Slaven Bilic is set to hold crisis talks with the West Ham board – and fans on Twitter provided a mix reaction to his future at the club.
Sky Sports reported that the Hammers boss will meet the board on Monday after his side were beaten 5-1 by Arsenal on Saturday evening.
The defeat was the Croatian’s eighth of the season, which leaves the Irons one place and one point above the drop zone.
Certain sections of the Hammers support stated that their manager should not be sacked, while others were more critical of the 48-year-old.
After the heavy defeat to Arsenal, Bilic expressed his humiliation at the drubbing as he questioned his player’s intensity both on the pitch and during training.
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Fans on Social Media have then asked why Bilic is not doing anything about it as he is the one in charge and responsible.
Additionally, another supporter felt that the team is letting their manager down as he slammed their work rate.
But others were less forgiving of Bilic and they clearly want to see him leave the east London club. One fan believes the former defender is playing the wrong tactics as he was also critical of their summer buys.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Slaven Bilic can not and should not be sacked #WHUFC
— Cas (@Jayaetc) December 5, 2016
David Sullivan's usual tricks stabbing Bilic in the back.We saw it all before with Grant & Allardyce. Undermine manager to deflect any blame
— Kim P (@KimWHU) December 5, 2016
If our training is of a low intensity (Bilic). Why isn't he doing something about it? And again, where is Oxford?
— ⚒ Mark E ⚒ (@engie1972whu) December 5, 2016
obviously Bilic is to blame as well but no manager is gonna have more passion for West Ham than Bilic
— Ashley. (@AshleyWHUFC) December 5, 2016
The players are letting bilic down. Workrate is shocking.
— Jon Hewitt ⚒ (@Jonhewitt1980) December 5, 2016
bilic is not the man to turn this around … wrong tactics, formation isn't working, shocking buys in the summer! Irons
— michael maggs (@maggs10) December 5, 2016
The Irons have conceded 29 goals in 14 Premier League games this season, only Welsh outfit Swansea have shipped in more goals.
Bilic’s side take on high-flying Liverpool this Sunday at Anfield as they aim to turn their season around against Jurgen Klopp’s men.
In other West Ham news, former Premier League defender Danny Higginbotham explained why the Hammers are struggling.