West Ham fans were far from happy with Slaven Bilic towards the end of his tenure at the club. Despite a highly impressive 2015/16 campaign in which Dimitri Payet starred as the Hammers finished 5th, it didn’t take long for things to fall apart, and the fans will be far from surprised to hear that Bilic has now been sacked by Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad.
Just seen that Slaven Bilic has been sacked from his job in Saudi Arabia pic.twitter.com/1PZSOI50Lo
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) February 24, 2019
The majority of the West Ham United supporters hold nothing against Bilic and like him as a person and a pundit. However, his coaching skills have impressed them far less and they don’t think that the Croatian is the man who should have been in charge of them for as long as he was given his questionable skills as a manager. It’s for those reasons that his sacking comes as no surprise.
In Bilic’s time in Saudi Arabia he only won three of his 15 matches in charge, and Ghana Soccernet have reported that the club has already moved to bring in his replacement by appointing Jose Luis Sierra, a Chilean coach who has only ever managed in his native Chile, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. This will certainly be a tough blow for Bilic to come back from, and whilst the Irons aren’t too shocked to see him flop, they hope he’ll bounce back.
You can read the Hammers’ thoughts on Bilic here:
He needs to be a full time pundit. He’s great at that!
— Claire Hillman (@silvervexcebo) 24 February 2019
I wish him well but genuinely think he is a poor coach
— Nicholas Johnson (@nickjohns47) February 24, 2019
– Lowest win rate on his managerial career
– Worst place in the club history
— فِص .. (@Akws_F9) February 25, 2019
Not surprised, would never have got the gig with us if he wasn't ' West Ham '.
— Nigel Adams (@NigelAd27749696) February 24, 2019
Hes a few sandwiches short of a picnic , jmho
— De Burca 27 (@27Burca) February 24, 2019
Fair to say all the good times he had was because of payet?
— W.H.U.F.C (@pacifer123) 24 February 2019
Awful manager. Made to look better than he is by good players
— Tom Hadley (@TomHadley11) February 24, 2019
There's a shock.
— cfuhw (@cfuhw) February 24, 2019
Took them long
— Football Neaterdal (@Neaterdal_75) February 24, 2019
The Irons aren’t at all surprised to see their former gaffer sacked and would love to see him go back into punditry as opposed to management.