West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern simply can’t believe Slaven Bilic’s job is under threat, with yet another potential replacement being mooted in the tabloids.
It’s hardly been a stellar debut season at the London Stadium with plenty of problems both on and off the field, but the feeling in the Tavern is that Bilic’s on the most-part managed to guide the team through a difficult period – despite many factors being beyond his control.
Nonetheless, our Hammers patrons are still intrigued by the idea of Huddersfield gaffer David Wagner coming in during the summer, should the board controversially sack the man that lead the east London club into the Europa League last season.
The Telegraph claim the German-American, perhaps best famed for his close ties with and similarity in style to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, has emerged as a potential candidate should the Hammers board decide to sack Bilic this summer.
The 45-year-old has been roundly praised for a phenomenal job at Huddersfield, who are well on course to finish up in the playoff positions at a bare minimum this season – currently boasting third place in the Championship table.
Promotion would mark their first season in the Premier League; a drastic improvement from when Wagner inherited a Huddersfield side in 18th place and fearing relegation in November 2015.
In fact, Wagner’s stint with the Terriers has been so impressive that recent reports from German publication Bild have linked him with the Bayer Leverkusen job.
Nonetheless, the majority of Irons punters in the Tavern would much rather see Bilic retain his place in the hot seat for another season.
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