After guiding West Ham to a seventh placed finish upon his arrival last season, Slaven Bilic had established himself as the darling of East London.
Having played for the Hammers during his early career, the Croatian proved a welcome tonic to the Sam Allardyce induced bore fest that had dogged the Irons.
Leading them into a new stadium, the 48-year-old appeared to be on an upward trajectory after strong backing from the club’s board over the course of the summer.
However, life in the London Stadium has proved difficult for the club both on and off the field.
Winning just one of their opening six league games, reports from the Sun claim the former Besiktas boss has just three games to save his job.
Now more than ever, Bilic desperately needs the players who served him so well at times last term to finally show up.
Here’s THREE he simply must play to save his career.
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