Slav gets breathing space


bilic_main_3437996b-large_transpjliwavx4cowfcaekesb3kvxit-lggwcwqwla_rxju8Slaven Bilic is safe in his job until the end of the Premier League season.

The statement issued on the official website that the club are keeping faith in the boss, which has perhaps caused even more speculation over his future, can be taken at face value.

The Hammers board will stick by their usual procedure of assessing Bilic’s situation at their end of season annual review.

They have accepted that this has been a particularly difficult campaign with the various issues including injuries, the new stadium and Dimi Payet affair and believe the Hammers will survive.

Whilst Hull are picking up great results at home and face Middlesbrough on Wednesday evening the Hammers face perhaps the more likely relegation candidates, Swansea, on Saturday and should the Welsh team be beaten by Spurs on Wednesday evening our relegation fears will ease considerably.

The club are determined to give Bilic and the team every chance of putting things right, and with Swansea facing the likes of Spurs, Man United, Everton, Stoke and Sunderland in the run-in, see our game against them this weekend as the perfect opportunity to widen the gap between us.

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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!"

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