As it was expected, West Ham United’s fourth consecutive Premier League loss yesterday, this time to lowly Hull City, fueled even more rumours regarding the future of Slaven Bilic.
In an attempt to contain those rumours, and to maintain the locker room as calm as possible, the club issued a statement, backing the Croatian manager to get the team out of their prolonged slump.
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
As for how the club would like the fans to deal with this latest run of bad results, United’s board have it pretty clear.
We 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
the statement read. West Ham United sit six points above the relegation zone with seven game weeks remaining, and even though they are not imminently threatened, their displays since mid February have been disheartening, and if continued, they could actually get the London Stadium side in serious trouble.