Anyone who follows West Ham United with any interest, will know that Slaven Bilic is under pressure.
The Hammers have made indeed made a poor start to the season – no getting away form the fact, and indeed Bilic could be to blame.
But how on earth can any manager work with a pair of owners like David Sullivan and David Gold.
The pair of them are everything that is bad about the modern game.
Let’s take the transfer window for example, without going into detail – they failed to sign William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon for numerous reasons – but it is safe to say it was a failure within the West Ham hierarchy to get the deal done.
But then in order to cover his own back, Sullivan attempts to throw Bilic under the bus by stating that he turned down the chance to sign Renato Sanches and Grzegorz Krychowiak – who subsequently joined Premier League rivals Swansea and West Brom.
West Ham co-owner David Sullivan says manager Slaven Bilic turned down chance to sign midfielders Renato Sanches and Grzegorz Krychowiak
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) September 2, 2017
“Grzegorz Krychowiak and Renato Sanches were both offered to the manager before their switches elsewhere, but he told us that he is happy with the squad he has,” opined Sullivan.
“As a board we are behind Slaven, and he believes he has the tools to turn around our form and rectify our disappointing start to the season.”
But you have to ask yourself why? Why would a chairman do this? Easy answer – self publicity. Sullivan thinks the West Ham fans would think bad of him for not signing a player they want, so what to do…blame the manager.
Chairmen and owners should be seen and heard when necessary, but constant blabbering to all sections of the media just cheapens any club that do this. Both David’s Gold and Sullivan, think they are men of the people, that they are beloved.
Well Mr Sullivan, you are wrong – the West Ham fans are not stupid, they can see through you shameless self publicity.
So what if Bilic did say no, why make the public – lets see what Bilic says about the players that Sullivan said no to.
If Sullivan wants rid of Bilic, fair enough – just do it, or say that – but these underhand tactics are just beyond belief – it highlights just how clueless the owners of West Ham are and how without any sort of class they are.
Shame on you Mr Sullivan…Slaven Bilic is a West Ham legend, don’t forget that – it is something you will never be!