Slaven Bilic shrugs off speculation surrounding West Ham future

Slaven Bilic

Slaven Bilic

'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, ' the statement read.

In the wake of a 2-1 loss to Hull which leaves the Hammers six points off the drop zone with eight games left, the club's hierarchy moved to back their manager.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has acknowledged that he will ultimately pay the price should his side not turn around their terrible form.

"I'm within my occupation, I will be joyful and we're in a place where we can possess a great finish to the season".

"I know that everyone in Senegal or Africa is waiting to see me play every weekend as it will make them happy".

Pedro Obiang's season is over after ankle surgery and Winston Reid is another long-term absentee. They are next in action on Wednesday when they face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. There's nothing new that I want to say about it, I just concentrate on my job and I am totally focused on our next game. "I was telling you same last season and earlier this season when you were talking about a new contract".

In his three months in charge of the Tigers, Silva has guided them to four wins and a draw in five league games at the KCOM - not to mention FA Cup and EFL Cup victories over Swansea and Manchester United respectively.

Russian Federation casts 8th veto to block condemnation of Assad regime gas attack
Tillerson and Lavrov are expected to hold a news conference that begins soon. The two were tasked with finding any common ground on the crisis in Syria.

Robert Snodgrass - who joined West Ham from Hull in January - is still the Tigers' top scoring player this season in the Premier League (7).

Bilic said after Saturday's defeat: "I can expect more (speculation) of course".

Snodgrass had scored 12 goals for Hull before his departure and had arguably been their best player as they embarked on what quickly turned into a Premier League survival battle.

Though risky play from Darren Randolph nearly proved costly at the other end, West Ham continued to press - Manuel Lanzini's low strike bringing a fine stop out of Jakupovic.

The Senegal global is now back in contention for a first-team spot, having missed the majority of the Hammers' campaign, making just two appearances all season.

They could equal the club Premier League record of six consecutive home matches unbeaten, set in 2009 and also achieved between May 2010 and November 2013.

Recommended News

  • Britain blames Russian Federation  for 'every civilian death' in Syria chemical attack

    Britain blames Russian Federation for 'every civilian death' in Syria chemical attack

    The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin and Rohani condemned "aggressive" USA actions against Syria in a phone call. Johnson on Saturday cancelled a scheduled visit to Moscow over its support for the Syrian regime.
    Lionel Messi brace helps Barcelona to win over Real Sociedad

    Lionel Messi brace helps Barcelona to win over Real Sociedad

    Messi scored the first two goals of the game to give Barca a solid cushion before Sociedad clawed back to make it 3-2 at halftime. The Argentine opened the scoring with a sensational strike in the 17th minute, finding the bottom corner from 25 yards out.

    April the giraffe in NY giving birth before online audience

    The park revealed on Instagram just a few short hours after the birth that April had delivered a bouncing baby boy. Veterinarians at Animal Adventure Park has been posting daily updates on their Facebook page .
  • North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in massive parade

    China's foreign ministry on Friday described the current situation on the Korean Peninsula as "complex and sensitive". The North Korean state fosters the holiday by providing extra food to its citizens.

    Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware

    However, the firm did concede to the possibility that the local messaging system of some of its clients could have been breached. The agency monitored the system to spot payments meant to finance crimes, according to the documents released by Snowden.
    At least 97 missing as migrant boat sinks off Libya

    At least 97 missing as migrant boat sinks off Libya

    Many choose to cross that patch of sea in the bid for a better life. "Where are Frontex boats in a day like this?" it asked. The MSF also said that NGOs must fill the gaps in service provision left by Frontex, the European Union border agency.
  • Talks Continue as Republicans Face Questions on Obamacare

    Talks Continue as Republicans Face Questions on Obamacare

    John Kasich, a Republican, is also getting in on the health care talks. But we can be sure that whatever happens, it's going to be close.
    Solar-Powered Harvester Device Can Suck Drinking Water out of Air

    Solar-Powered Harvester Device Can Suck Drinking Water out of Air

    Now the MOF can only absorb 20 percent of its weight in water but Yaghi and his team hope to double its efficiency in the future. On the other hand, water molecules stick to its interior surfaces, gathering in groups of eight to form tiny cubic droplets.

    Umpire Dale Scott carted off field after taking foul ball to face

    Travis still appears to be favouring the right knee he had surgically repaired and slugger Jose Bautista is batting just.135. Over the course of the first 10 games, the Jays had just one four-run inning and five others in which they scored a pair.
  • Massive US bomb death toll rises to 94

    According to him, the bombing was necessary because some of the tunnels were as deep as 40 meters and extremely hard to penetrate. Wali said dozens of other villagers also came out of homes and later he went near the border, where he met with other residents.

    Tax Day demonstrators to demand Trump release his taxes

    Trump said he was being audited by the IRS, but the tax agency said that wouldn't prevent him from releasing the documents. And a petition demanding that Trump release his returns has garnered more than 1 million signatures.
    Tuchel hails Dortmund's response to 'absurd' UEFA decision

    Tuchel hails Dortmund's response to 'absurd' UEFA decision

    We are outside of the bus, Marc [Barta] gets driven away in an ambulance, and we are informed about the decision. The players had the choice not to play but no one chose this option".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.