DG tells how Slav’s created a spirit to die for

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David Gold has tonight revealed how Slaven Bilic has created a dressing room spirit to die for.

The co chairman has appointed many senior managers in both his football and non football businesses but has never come across anyone quite like Slaven and says as a result the dressing room is a wonderful place to be,

He told ClaretandHugh exclusively: “He has such a range of qualities. He’s a huge man who immediately commands respect both as a former player and as a man.

“He has created  – I can think of no other way of putting it – a kissing and cuddling culture. It’s an infectious thing and nobody is excluded. Nobody sit alone or outside of it.

“These lads all get on tremendously well and the atmosphere and attitude towards each other is quite brilliant as a result. You don’t go around behaving like that if someone hasn’t created the atmosphere.

“Slaven will be one of the boys, high fiving and having fun but he is clearly the boss and knows exactly where the line is that doesn’t get crossed.

He has created something extraordinary and you saw it all out there against Everton today. This amazing season gets better and better.”

Asked directly whether this was the best West Ham team he’d seen Gold said: “I would have to say yes because it’s the NOW team and given what’s happening it fills your mind.

“It has to be the best or very close to it – look at the teams and quality we have beaten and every week something even more extraordinary happens.

You think you’ve reached the highest hight when beating Spurs but then comes a fightback like the one we saw today – it’s absolutely stunning from match to match.

And he smiled: “What next? A visit to Old Trafford in the FA Cup and another great victory I reckon.”




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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

5 comments on “DG tells how Slav’s created a spirit to die for

  1. indeed Dave,
    ‘long live the Slavman’
    not had as much fun since those men Macavennie and Cottee owned the League!

  2. We went to a ground with a very poor record,had 59% of possession more shots then the home team,we had so many players injured so many players with fatigue the pitch was poor
    We play negative long balls all the time the pundits had down as no chance,
    BUT Slav came away with a win the players looked never in doubt,at no time did we revert to the so called long ball,
    This team ranks with the very best if not the best,
    Sakho coming back will be like signing this £25 million new player,
    Reid coming back will sort out our CH problem
    Long live the Westham Way

  3. Watching MOTD at the moment Kane dived to get their player sent off no contact no feet up
    Then double standard ref does not send Drier off for double yellow,
    Them Shearer mention how the Spuds just sent hopeless long balls at Kane most of the game,Poncha also has double standards,
    With a clear head watching there highlights did no favours to Westham only showed pen save and goals but Everton got not only their goals shown but their other efforts and Martinez was shown so many times,
    At least we were not last as normal and only 2 minutes TV time,
    We are not going to win the league so except when we play them I hope Leicester go unbeaten to the end of the season,I have more respect for their manager who is a gentleman like Slav

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