Bilic claims he was not “bullish” towards Sullivan


bilicSlaven Bilic has issued a big denial that he was being “bullish” towards David Sullivan after the failed move to sign Willian Carvalho.

The co chairman came on for criticism on all fronts last week when appearing to piling pressure on Bilic on the official website and failing to sign the Portuguese midfielder.

Bilic stood his ground and appeared to hit back  speculation grew that a parting of the ways was on the cards.

But the manager has now claimed he was in no way antagonistic declaring:¬†¬†“I was not bullish at all, why not ask me how I was bullish? I don’t know. I was not at all, I only explained the situation that he [Sullivan] put me in to.

“I praised him, the club, the deals we done and I meant it. I explained Carvalho and why it didn’t happen. OK, it was the money was too big and I wanted to explain the situation with the two players that I didn’t want. I was not bullish at all.

“The transfer window is now closed. Whether we were close or not was totally irrelevant.”

Share this article

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!"

Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon