West Ham Sack Slaven Bilic After Slipping Into Relegation Zone, David Moyes Sidles Into Frame

Chris Wright

6th, November 2017


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It’s been coming for a while but Saturday’s 4-1 home defeat against Liverpool proved to be the final straw, with West Ham confirming this morning that Slaven Bilic has been relieved of his duties.

The club have pumped out a statement confirming Bilic’s departure, in which they thanked the Croat for his input over the last two-and-a-half years before iterating that the board now feel that “a change is now necessary” in order to arrest the vague malaise that has descended upon the London Stadium so far this season.

The hefty loss against Liverpool eventually saw the Hammers slither down into the relegation zone when Bournemouth won the following day to leap above them.

David Moyes has made it well known he’s angling to step into Bilic’s breach, openly stating such on live television several hours before a decision had been made regarding the latter’s future.

So much for not publicly speculating on the fortunes of a fellow manager, eh? The weakest pseudo-code-of-honour currently in operation in any vocation, in any walk of life. “I don’t want to discuss X, but…”

It’s being widely reported as a nigh-on inevitability that Moyes will be appointed over the international break, which should be enough to send a pang of dread coursing through the very fibre of most West Ham fans given his previous forays into relegation avoidance via systematic morale obliteration.

Yeah, good luck with that.

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  1. Beano says:

    Good news for Brian Oviedo and Darron Gibson, bad news for West Ham supporters.

  2. Jarren says:

    You know, before Ferguson retired I actually called for Moyes to replace him.

    I got my wish.

    It didn’t turn out too well.

    Since then, Moyes has not seen any improvement. Failure at Real Sociedad, failure at Sunderland.

    So, pretty much a failure since he left Everton.

    It just looks to me like he should manage a Championship side, some team who have been stuck there for years but have historical top flight pedigree (Leeds, Forest, Wednesday etc).

    Build his reputation back up again, to the standards he set at Everton.

    As it stands, if he takes the West Ham job he could be looking at four managerial failures in succession. I really can’t see him inspiring the team.

    Back to the sofa with Keys & Gray for eternity beckons.

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