While it is unlikely that any more EPL managers will lose their jobs before the end of this season, there are a select few who may well be in danger during the summer. One of the managers heading this unfortunate list is Slaven Bilic, anyone wishing to make the most of free bet offers like this Bet365 promotion at Bonus Codes may be interested to know that Bilic is now 7/1 on to be replaced by the club's owners. Much will depend on how West Ham finish the season, of course, as well as the availability of any potential suitors for the role.
Can Bilic Keep Hammers Up?
Before Bilic or the club can focus on the longer term, there is the small matter of working together to secure Premier League status for another season.This seems like a strange statement for a club that finished 7th and secured a place in the Europa League last year, but the fact remains that the Hammers are just six points above the relegation zone with eight games to play, a great deal is likely to be determined during the next three games, with West Ham set to host Swansea and visit bottom club Sunderland on the 8th and the15th of April respectively. Victories against their relegation rivals would leave West Ham a minimum of nine points ahead of the bottom three with just five games left, almost securing safety and creating a platform from which the club could build upon for the new season.
Would This be Enough for Bilic to Keep His Job?
While we would expect Bilic to keep the Club up, his personal future looks bleak after a miserable season. After the breakdown of his relationship with last years' star performer Dimitri Payet (and the player's subsequent transfer to Marseille during the winter), West Ham have become increasingly predictable in their attacking play and overly reliant on striker Andy Carroll. The Club have also lost the steel and focus that characterised their play last year, losing more points from winning positions than any other club in the league.
An accumulation of problems
These are sure fire signs of a manager who has lost the dressing room despite protestations from 'senior' players, with the club having regressed in terms of their performance, playing style and tactical diversity.The much vaunted move to the London Stadium has hardly helped, as it lacks the atmosphere and emotional intensity of Upton Park while also offering a larger space for superior teams to operate in. While Bilic could cope with one or two of these problems by themselves, their combined effect has made his position almost untenable as the season draws to a close, he looks a broken man isolated on the chasm of a touch line so far from the crowd who lovingly used to alternate between choruses of Super Slav and we've got Payet, how things have changed! - Ed