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West Ham insist Bilic’s job is “not under threat” despite fourth successive defeat

Date Posted,April 1, 2017

West Ham have insisted Slaven Bilic’s position is not under threat.

The Croat has come under pressure this term after a disappointing campaign at the London Stadium.

West Ham have lost their last four matches, including the 2-1 setback at Hull on Saturday.

They are now just six points clear of the drop zone but Bilic retains the full backing of the board.

A statement read: “To end speculation once and for all, the West Ham United Board feel it necessary to announce that we have 100 per cent faith in Slaven Bilic’s ability to lead West Ham United.

Bilic reacts at Hull (Photo: Nigel Roddis)
Andy Carroll reacts (Photo: Getty)

“Despite press speculation to the contrary, the manager’s position is not under threat.

“The Board know that Slaven and his coaching staff have the full backing of the playing squad and the overwhelming majority of supporters to lead West Ham United out of this difficult spell.

“The Board now urge all supporters to unite behind the manager, his staff and the squad as we go into some important games. We all have complete confidence in their ability to end a testing run of results and finish the season on a high.”

Ranocchia scores the winner (Photo: Action Images via Reuters)

After the defeat to Hull, Bilic admitted the poor run of form could cost him his job.

“I’m doing my job, I’m motivated,” he said.

“But if we are making so many mistakes then you will pay the price.”

“It’s very open and they are closing the gap. With a point we are keeping them nine points behind us, but now it’s six.”

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