West Ham United have had the worst possible start to their 2017-18 Premier League campaign. The London based club have lost all their opening games and manager Slaven Bilic is being held responsible for their nightmarish and shambolic performances.
Slaven Bilic has been reportedly given the final warning before his eventual caning and the game against Huddersfield could be his only way out of the mess. The gaffer is walking on thin ice and any mistake against Huddersfield could seem heading towards the exit doors.
West Ham’s board will not shy away from taking inspiration from Crystal Palace, who sacked their manager Frank de Boer earlier this evening after just five weeks in charge of the London club.
Bilic has had the crisis talk two weeks ago according to sources in the English media and that was said to be his final ultimatum. The club were in the fray to snatch-up players like Renato Sanches and Grzegorz Krychowiak on deadline day but Bilic directed the club against the same.
It is understood by media houses in England that the Croatian feels uncertain over his future at the London Stadium. In any case, the Hammers board has seemed to have identified the replacement of the Croat in the form of current Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri.
Sarri was a relatively unknown name until sometime back in the footballing fraternity. The 58-year-old spent a decade coaching smaller clubs at the grass root level in his native Italy before he got his big chance with Napoli.
The Italian was appointed as Napoli gaffer following the departure of Spaniard Rafa Benitez who ironically is also one of the leading candidates to replace Bilic following his return to the Premier League with Newcastle United.
Sarri still is under contract with the Serie A giants for the next two years but according to several sources in Italy, there is a buyout clause worth £7.5 million which can be triggered by the Hammers board considering their financial prowess in the recently concluded transfer window.