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Bilic contract talks could start this year

West Ham's Slaven BilicSlaven Bilic can expect to be handed a new deal as early as December if he get the club away to the sort of start he enjoyed during his first season.

There has never been a real appetite to part company with the manager and, as we reported earlier, he is set to lead the club into the third year of his contract.

This will be confirmed once and for all at the  review of the season board meeting on Monday ahead of Slav’s hip replacement operation on Tuesday.

David  Sullivan’s words about wanting Slav to prove he was not a “one season wonder” when asked towards the end of the 2015/16 season if a new deal would be on offer still stand at the end of a deeply disappointing season.

But the board have certainly not lost faith in the Croatian and will be ready to discuss a new deal at the turn of the year if things are going well.

CandH was told: “The Davids have a track record of backing managers and they always wanted to see him fulfil the contract and earn another. He is being given that chance. “


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One comment on “Bilic contract talks could start this year

  1. I believe that Slav should be given a chance – I would hate a Watford like situation where there is a new manager every season – but it is possible that the Board might want some intervention in the coaching staff (like in BFS last season with Teddy Sheringham) – I hope that can be resolved constructively – we cannot afford the same number of injuries next season

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