West Ham owners have made up their mind to settle on with Slaven Bilic as their manager, but just for the time being.
The Croatian tactician displayed poor operational skills when his side lost 3-0 to Brighton, which resulted in his team dropping further down the table, towards the relegation zone. However, owners of the Hammers have decided to put him in charge for the next two games as a chance to save his job at the club.
In view of the fact that his managerial role is at stake, the 49-year-old has to portray his best against Spurs in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, and Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday. He was given time to think about how close he is to the brink of getting sacked, with the board engaged in pursuit of a new gaffer.
Notwithstanding the overwhelming performance in the transfer sector with the advent of striker Javier Hernandez and goalkeeper Joe Hart, the club has displayed underwhelming performances on the pitch, which the supporters suppose is the accountability of the coach.
The Hammers are having one of their worst seasons, securing just eight points from nine games. Bilic accepted the full responsibility for the massive defeat against a club that had not secured a top-flight away win since 1983, leaving the players at his disposal unblamed.
He said after Friday’s loss: “It is very hard for me to say anything clever in this moment apart from it’s very disappointing. As manager, I take full responsibility.”
He added: “The board will do what they are going to do. It is their decision. We have been in this situation before and we got out. As a manager, you take the credit and as a manager, you take the full responsibility. I don’t want to hide. I’m not worried [about the sack]. I’m doing my best.”
Bilic was designated at West Ham in June 2015 as a replacement for Sam Allardyce, and his contract is set to expire at the end of the current campaign. It is likely for the Hammers to keep him until the end of the season, mostly because of the lack of capable managers for both short-term and long-term.
Moreover, Bilic was backed by Sullivan, conceding he felt it was morally wrong to sack managers, and further saying he wants to give him the opportunity to see out his three-year contract.
Written by Hritwik NE
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