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Bilic struggles in middle east

Former West Ham manager  Slaven Bilic is struggling in Saudi Abriba with only one win in nine games. Bilic was named as the new manager of Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad in late September but has lost six of his nine games in charge, drawing another two.

Al-Ittihad, who have won the Saudi Pro League on eight occasions are now second from bottom on six points some eights points off the club third from bottom. Al-Ittihad currently plays in the Saudi Professional League opened their 2018-19 campaign with three losses and one draw in four games.

The club sacked former Argentina international Ramon Diaz – who managed Oxford United in 2004-05 – after their poor start and replaced him with Bilic on a three-year contract. It remains to be seen how patient the board of Al-Ittihad will be with Bilic’s current form but with the gap widening the Croatian manager could be facing the boot.

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter