West Ham United confirmed the termination of Slaven Bilic as the manager of the club following their 1-4 defeat at home to Liverpool that brings them into relegation zone.
According to the statement of the club, West Ham and Bilic has parted ways and there are reports that former Everton and Sunderland manager David Moyes is in the line to replace the 49-year-old Croatian.
“West Ham United can confirm that Slaven Bilic has today left his position with the Club. The Chairmen and board of West Ham United would like to place on record their thanks and gratitude to Slaven and his team for their services over the past two-and-a-half years, but believe a change is now necessary in order for the Club to move forward positively and in line with their ambition. West Ham United can confirm that Bilic’s coaching assistants Nikola Jurcevic, Edin Terzic, Julian Dicks and Miljenko Rak have also left the Club with immediate effect. The Club’s search for a new manager to take West Ham United forward is underway and an announcement regarding Bilic’s successor is expected to be made over the coming days.” The Hammers said in a statement
With the decision made by the club, Bilic is now the fourth manager that was fired in this 2017/18 Premier League season after Frank De Boer, Craig Shakespeare and Ronald Koeman.
Moving forward, Bilic said that “There are no hard feelings. I can be very proud of my work here. We didn’t start this crucial season well. As in many clubs across Europe, the manager is the one who pays the price. It’s a very logical move.”
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