DG: Slaven has something special with the fans

HappybilicSlaven Bilic’s growing affinity to the Irons fans is going down very well indeed in the West Ham boardroom.

For amongst the various reasons why the club finally decided to shake hands with the former manager and appoint another was the disharmony which had split the club into two camps.

Every manager has to be judged first and foremost on what happens on the pitch of course but the two Davids have always placed huge value on their manager’s attitude towards the media and fans.

David Gold – talking exclusively to ClaretandHugh – said: “There’s barely a match goes by when Slaven doesn’t mention the fans – yesterday he spoke of how important it ¬†was that the fans went home happy from their own stadium.

“He has a rapport with them. They know he has the same feeling for this club as they do and that makes a fantastic difference. It was the one big box he ticked when we decided to appoint him.

“”You can look at a managerial CV and it can tell you everything about the man’s ¬†career but it can’t tell you what’s in his heart -the level of passion.

“When we interviewed Slaven it was obvious his heart for the club was immense and now the fans are seeing it and it’s a hugely important factor in things both now and in the future.

“Everything comes from him through the media to the fans and the reason he hasn’t put a foot wrong in that area is because he can’t. He’s a Hammer – he walks it and talks it and it’s great.”


About Hugh5outhon1895

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

5 comments on “DG: Slaven has something special with the fans

  1. Read that yesterday in an old fashioned way by opening something called a paper,lol.Super article,hes great aint he!!

  2. While all around him are loosing their cool he comes out what ever the result with dignity and brilliant one liners,from owning a dog to parking a bus,
    This time last year I was injured,tired,fatigued and over worked,
    He has had to cope with the worse injury crisis this club has ever seen,
    Hope he stays along time but looking at the managers around the world and their ages I can see one of the big European clubs coming in for him with an offer we can’t match,
    Just hope this year he takes a deep breath and thinks before leaving
    2016 the year of the Slav

  3. I don’t think money is an issue with Slav bubs !
    He has a passion for us to succeed , he’s here for a long long time ,
    It was his dream to come back one day !!
    He’s arrived !
    Dog’s , busses and love , every time he walks through the door !!!
    An hammer. !

  4. Slav is the man , and since hes come back its the most hopeful positive and excited ive felt about a season for many many years but i hate to put a dampener on thing but he will be the victim of his own success because if he carrys on the he has been a bigger club will come in and he will leave us just like he left for everton all those years ago ….thats not to say i wont enjoy every minute the guy is with us coyi

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