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Slaven Bilic breaks silence following sack

goodbyeFormer West Ham manager Slaven Bilic told reporters waiting outside Rush Green there were “There are no hard feelings. I am going to be, especially when some time goes by, very proud of my work here.

We didn’t start this crucial season well. We had a really good, or great, or very good first season, then the second season we knew was going to be a difficult one in a transition to move to the new stadium and all the difficulties we had.

“We coped with that at the end really good, finished middle of the table, but then this season we hoped we could make that step from the start and we just didn’t make it – as in many clubs in the Premier League and across Europe the manager is the one who pays the price.

“You are always hoping, and you believe in yourself, that you can turn it around and do it, but that doesn’t mean I don’t understand the move the club has made. It is a very logical move.

“The fans were brilliant with me from the start until the very end, and I really felt it. It’s not just words. For me, this was more than a job, it was personal because of my relationship with the club, one I played for.

“They came here for my first game, a team from Andorra, and made a full house. You have to respect that and nothing will change that memory for me.”

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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

5 comments on “Slaven Bilic breaks silence following sack

  1. Totally honourable man, Good luck Slav in whatever you do in the future! “Respect fella”‘

  2. A gent to the end; believed he had to go, but it’s a shame it never worked out for him

  3. Good luck Slaven … I was one of the many who said that he had to go, it just wasn’t working……time will tell if it was Slaven’s lack of ideas, or the players not being up to the job….. just to add!.. Carroll has said that the crowd are not doing their bit, us leaving early (bye the way I never do) is not what the player’s need, we should be more like Palace Supporter’s…..well long ball Carroll, if you played more than 10 games a season and put more effort in you may well see the Supporter’s stay to the end ……OR JUST F*&K OFF!

  4. This guy really feels the colors and the pride of being West Ham. Just remember how emotional he got on the last match day at Upton Park. Sorry he was let down by players and owners. And yes, time is an incorruptible judge which will tell who was right and who was wrong in this story.

  5. Such a just good liyak honest bloke. I really wish all the best for him & will never forget his 1st season & our last at Boylen it was memorable.
    Slav you are a gentleman & hope u land on your feet here US Natl team want him. Just can’t help but to feel for him

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