Bilic and Ba stay where they are!


200px-Slaven_BilićWest Ham hero Slaven Bilic has been forced into another denial the Hammers have approached him at any time to become manager of the club.

The latest denial came on ITV4 during  the Italy v Croatia Euro 2016 qualification clash.

Questioned on the subject for the umpteenth time the  Besiktas boss said: “I have not received an offer from West Ham however, of course like any manager one day I would like to manage in the Premier League.”

Besiktas currently sit in third place in the Turkish Super League and the club play Kasimpasa on Sunday at 17:00 (GMT).

At the same time the club’s striker Demba Ba has denied he’s moving to West Ham or anywhere else saying: “I want to thank those who made offers but I am not moving to England or another country, my main focus is Beşiktaş..

“Players get offers and enquiries from time to time but all I am focused on is winning the league, cup and making the Europa League final. That is all I am thinking about.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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