It’s been a largely miserable start to the campaign for the West Ham United fans in the Transfer Tavern.
Though it’s early days in the season, the Hammers are rock bottom of the Premier League table and their defence looks really rather shocking right now.
So, as much as our east London locals don’t want to admit it, reports from the Daily Mirror do actually make sense.
They claim top brass in east London are ALREADY casting keen eyes over potential replacements for manager, Slaven Bilic. While the Croatian is a popular figure amongst our punters clad in claret and blue, it’s the second time in two years he’s presided over a largely awful start.
With that in mind, those behind the scenes are reportedly drawing up contingency plans as the 48-year-old is under an increasing amount of scrutiny.
David Gold and David Sullivan are said to wary of being drawn into a relegation battle, despite their usual reluctance to make managerial changes and Bilic is also believed to have lost control over transfers.
While he retains the support of many here in our bar, they realise Bilic must go if this continues.