West Ham consider Slaven Bilic position

West Ham United are considering the position of manager Slaven Bilic after a terrible start to the new season.

The Hammers sit at the foot of the Premier League table after three successive defeats, but it is the manner of their performance in the 3-0 defeat that has The Hammers hierarchy worried.

Newcastle, who themselves were pointless before the match at St James’ Park, dominated proceedings and West Ham had very few chances.

Bilic admits West Ham’s form is a concern to him.

“I am worried. I’m not panicking. It’s very early,” said Bilic.

“This is different, this is worrying, but like for every club, it has its ups and downs and nobody will take us out of this situation but ourselves.

“Look, I am the manager, it’s my job to be confident and to believe in good and bad times. Even when the times are bad, then you see the importance of the job more than in the good times. I haven’t changed in that.”

We spoke to BetVictor’s Head of antepost Football Michael Triffitt about the next manager to leave market and Bilic is now odds-on.

“Under fire West Ham manager Slaven Bilic saw his position become even more insecure following a tame 3-0 defeat at fellow strugglers Newcastle,” he told TheGamblingTimes.com.

“The Croatian was 9/4 prior to kick off but 6/4 afterwards. Punters were quick to snap that up into even money and with reports emerging that the board were reviewing his position he was backed into 4-6 at close of play last night to be the next Premier League manager to depart.”

Sources close to West Ham have now confirmed that Bilic’s position is under review – although it is not certain they will axe him anytime soon.

I understand that Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic is very high up on West Ham’s list of targets, and the former Watford boss would jump at the chance to make the move having become frustrated with the practices of club bosses at Craven Cottage.

Coincidentally, Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has been linked – but it would cost £6million to get him. That is his release whether a club paid for it, or if the Spaniard himself left.

The Hammers board are also huge admirers of Marco Silva, and considered moving for him in the summer before he went to Watford.

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