West Ham issue statement on Bilic’s future

Date published: Sunday 2nd April 2017 12:29

West Ham have given Slaven Bilic a vote of confidence after reports that his position could be in jeopardy.

David Wagner and Rafa Benitez have both been mentioned as possible replacements for Bilic, who is under pressure after a fairly dismal season at West Ham.

Their poor form led to co-owner David Sullivan twice apologising publicly to supporters. Now West Ham’s owners have moved to address rumours that Bilic is under pressure.

‘To end speculation once and for all, the West Ham United Board feel it necessary to announce that we have 100 per cent faith in Slaven Bilic’s ability to lead West Ham United,’ the statement read.

‘Despite press speculation to the contrary, the manager’s position is not under threat. The Board know that Slaven and his coaching staff have the full backing of the playing squad and the overwhelming majority of supporters to lead West Ham United out of this difficult spell.

‘The Board now urge all supporters to unite behind the manager, his staff and the squad as we go into some important games.

‘We all have complete confidence in their ability to end a testing run of results and finish the season on a high.’

NB – Votes of confidence are a bloody nonsense.

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