Slaven Bilic

West Ham’s plan to replace Slaven Bilic

Slaven Bilic & West Ham

It’s been a rough start to the season for West Ham.

The Irons were beaten 4-0 at Man United in week one of the Premier League, while they lost 3-2 at Southampton on Saturday.

That’s left West Ham bottom of the Premier League, and it seems like the Hammers are already worried.

According to the Times on Tuesday, Slaven Bilic could be ousted from his position in the West Ham dugout imminently.

It’s worth noting that West Ham have had to play their first three matches of the season away from the London Stadium due to athletics commitments at the venue.

Massive match v Cheltenham Town

On Wednesday night West Ham travel to Cheltenham Town in the League Cup.

Should the Premier League side lose, Slaven Bilic could be fired.

The Times explain the situation to their readers as follows:

West Ham United will assess the managerial position of Slaven Bilic as early as October.

The east London club planned to decide on his future at the end of the season, when he is out of contract, but are concerned about the run of results stretching back to the turn of the calendar year and are expected to start drawing up a contingency plan.

Who could the Hammers replace Bilic with? That’s unclear, and there appear to be few desirable managers available right now.

Newcastle v West Ham

Next weekend West Ham travel to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle.

The match already feels like a relegation six-pointer as both sides have lost their opening two league fixtures.

Marko Arnautovic will miss the Newcastle game after he was sent off against Southampton. West Ham’s record signing now faces a three match suspension.

In sunnier news for the Hammers, Manuel Lanzini, Cheikhou Kouyate, Andy Carroll and Winston Reid could all return to action for the Newcastle match.