West Ham Sack Manager Slaven Bilic

English Premier League club, West Ham United have confirmed the sack of its manager Slaven Bilic on Monday, after they dropped into the relegation zone following Saturday’s 4-1 home defeat by Liverpool at London stadium and Everton’s victory against Watford.

The 49-year-old Croatian replaced Sam Allardyce in June, 2015 and led the Hammers to a seventh-placed finish in his first season.

Bilic also oversaw their move to the London Stadium but have only won two of their 11 Premier League games so far this season, despite making significant additions over the summer including Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez.

In a statement on their official website, they said: “West Ham United can confirm that Slaven Bilic has today left his position with the club.

“The chairmen and board of West Ham United would like to place on record their thanks and gratitude to Slaven and his team for their services over the past two-and-a-half years, but believe a change is now necessary in order for the club to move forward positively and in line with their ambition.

“West Ham United can confirm that Bilic’s coaching assistants Nikola Jurcevic, Edin Terzic, Julian Dicks and Miljenko Rak have also left the club with immediate effect.

“The club’s search for a new manager to take West Ham United forward is underway and an announcement regarding Bilic’s successor is expected to be made over the coming days.”

Former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes, who is currently out of work, has been strongly linked with succeeding Bilic.

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