West Ham sack Slaven Bilic

West Ham United have sacked Croatian manager Slaven Bilic after a poor start to the season which has seen the Hammers drop into the relegation zone.

Slaven Bilic
Slaven Bilic has been in charge of West Ham for just over 2 years

The sacking follows this weekends 4-1 home drubbing to Liverpool, a game in which West Ham struggled to create chances and shut out the opposition.

The teams performance showed a lack of cohesion, with players not knowing what jobs they where supposed to do on the pitch.

It has pretty much been the same theme for all of West Ham’s 11 games this season, which now sees them sitting in the bottom three of the Premier League table.

The Hammers will now start their search for a new manager, with former Everton and Sunderland manager David Moyes already installed as the bookies favourite.

Rumours are already circulating that Moyes has agreed to take over the club until the end of the season. We will have to wait and see if it is just a rumour or if there is any truth to the story.

West Ham released the following statement regarding their search for a new manager: “The clubs search for a new manager to take West Ham United forward is under way and an announcement regarding Bilic’s successor will be made in the coming days.”

Bilic was appointed as West Ham manager in July 2015 and lead the Hammers to a 11th place finish in his first season in charge.  However the team under performed last season and the start of this season has been even worse.

The Hammers board supported Bilic this summer in the hope fresh blood into the team will turn things around for the team. They spent £42m on players such as Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez.

West Ham hope a new manager will now be in place for their next Premier League match.  They have some time as this week will be an international break allowing the board to get someone in before players report back for training.