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Slav safe as media hares start running

mancini-inter-2016-356x237Slaven Bilic’s position is managing to create something of a media frenzy at a quiet time for club news.

Soon after we reported that the Hammers boss will be given time to sort out the team’s current slump fortunes reports arose in Italy that Roberto Mancini may be a runner in any replacement race.

But as we reported this morning Slav is in no imminent danger and will be given plenty of time to sort out the problems given the return of many ‘big’ players over the next couple of weeks.

www.calciomercato.com were the first to claim former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini would be a candidate  when and more importantly if the board decide it is time for a change.

Calciomercato.com say “Billic’s position is very uncertain to say the least and Roberto Mancini is a candidate to replace him.”

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Mancini knows the EPL well since he played for Leicester in 2001 and was Manchester City coach from 2009 to 2013. He currently is free to choose a club.”

Bilic remains 6/4 favourite with the bookies as the next Premier League manager to get the sack but ClaretandHugh was told this morning: “Yes, we’ve had a bad run but everybody – chiefly the boss – is aware that things have to change and Slaven will be given time to sort the issues with his big players.”

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About Sean Whetstone

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

6 comments on “Slav safe as media hares start running

  1. Afternoon all, I heard that Rudi Garcia is another in the running to replace Bilic if things don’t turn round in the next couple of games – but who knows?

    I hope Slaven gets things going soon but things can’t be allowed to drift for too long!

    • I heard that also MM, two very different styles, I doubt Slav is bothered and the chairmen have always rode out the storms with previous managers which has generally worked well except with Avram when had they stuck with Zola and Clarke we may have turned it around. I said it in a previous post but unless there is a catastrophic performance indicating the manager has lost the team I don’t expect any changes.

      • should probably rephrase that last comment as it is a bit confusing we should have stuck with Zola and Clarke and never appointed Avram, I thought they did a good job in difficult circumstances.

        • I would love to know the reasoning behind that decision to replace Zola and Clarke. Does anyone know?

          • Not me, although I remember during the season Sullivan was turning upto training and he and Zola had an arguement, rumour was that he never thought much of Zola although Gold did, ultimately DS did what he thought best and Zola was gone, if I remember correctly they wanted Clarke to stay on but he turned them down out of loyalty to Zola and that was that.

          • Zola even managed to get half a tune out of Carlton Cole, than any other Manager ever did – the Man was a genius, replacing him with Avram Grant was the Dave’s worst days work ever!

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