West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern have admitted their debut season at the London Stadium has been incredibly disappointing, and they’re hoping for big changes this summer.
The Hammers face a challenge to improve their ranks during the close-season ahead of a crucial campaign next season, and the difficulties that the East London side have faced this season has led to speculation on the future of Slaven Bilic.
Bilic’s position with the Hammers has come under threat following a campaign where West Ham flirted with relegation and secured an eleventh placed finish in the Premier League, with their array of recruits last summer failing to make a positive impression.
With changes afoot at West Ham, Bilic could be on the way out but passionate supporters have taken to social media to defend the popular Croatian boss, stating that he’s done a decent job and should be given the chance to take West Ham forward.
Our landlord agrees that Bilic should remain in charge and he’s happy to see supporters leap to the defence of their manager, as he feels stability is the key this year…..
Bilic has got us 7th and 11th in his two seasons. The hate he gets baffles me. We are West Ham. That isn't bad at all?
— ⚒ Jack Himself ⚒ (@jackgambardella) May 22, 2017
Totally agree. 5 years ago we were lucky to just scrape past Blackpool for that last promotion place!
— ⚒andy cross⚒ (@andycross1966) May 22, 2017
Wouldn't matter who was manager, some people just love to criticize. Sad life they must lead!
— MKirby (@NKchez) May 22, 2017
He deserves another season but is far from perfect. No youth played, antonio at RB, weird subs, being thrashed all season, injury to antonio
— den vincent (@den_vincent) May 22, 2017
I agree. He's made mistakes but he's learning. Who on earth would we get as manager?
— James longman (@longers1) May 22, 2017
I love Slav but we almost got dragged into a relegation fight. I won't judge him though, as so many things went wrong out of his control.
— ⚒ Andy B ⚒ (@northwesthammer) May 22, 2017
He's done a good job considering the budget he has got, if the owners want better then start spending like they promise
— Tom Harris
Massively agree, sometimes I don't get our fans. Let's hope the board back him with quality signings ⚒
— Daryl Burdfield (@actualdaryl) May 22, 2017