Slaven Bilic headed straight out of yesterday’s two and a half hour review of the season meeting at Sullivan Towers and into a hospital bed.
With his position in absolutely no danger, the manager was able to relax as the meeting centred on the need for a striker or two plus a right back before heading into surgery tomorrow for a hip operation.
He will be out before the end of the week and back in action in plenty of time to oversee pre-season training after leading the the team to 11th position.
That was the board’s meeting minimum requirement and fell in line with the financial plan in place for the 2017-18 season.
However, Bilic had been told his position was safe a couple of weeks ago once the club was safe from relegation and yesterday’s afternoon meeting centred on targets rather than anything else.
ClaretandHugh was told: “It was all highly agreeable and as much a bonding exercise as anything else. The priorities are a right back and a couple of strikers. We are getting on with it and Slav’s hospital stay will only be quite short.”
Lets hope Slav’s not using the same doctor as Carroll, get well soon Slav and lets see a return to 2015/2016 form next season COYI !!!
A striker who stays fit will do me, whether it’s Batshuayi, or Iheanacho (both would be good!
Rumour has it that the Zabaleta deal is done, which is great.
BUT – Lanzini must have creative support in midfield. Sigurdsson needs serious consideration.
Let’s see how deep the Davids’ pockets are.
For me it’s Iheanacho, Zabaleta and Sigurdsson and retain Lanzini……be happy with that.
Reports suggest Everton have agreed a £25m fee with Swansea for Sigurdsson but he want £120k a week in wages, listening to reports in the press is of course akin to listening to politicians making promises so who knows 🙂 I would like to see Sigurdsson though if he is available and we can do a deal, he is one of the best players in the league, very consistent and guarantees goals.
It was all peace at the meeting because there wasnt any fans with football administration or management coaching experience at it.They should have invited that Steve from whtid lol
Oh dear i enjoyed that article over breakfast this morning it made me chuckle all day.