Pundit Jamie Carragher has stated that Slaven Bilic is he man to take West Ham forward and that the Premier League club should not be considering parting company with the Croatian trainer.

The Hammers were expected to be in the running for a top six berth this season after an expansive summer in the transfer market and a move to the London Stadium.

However, a horror start has seen the Irons lose five of their first six Premier League games and be eliminated from the Europa League at the qualifying round stage.

West Ham’s players appear to be low on confidence and a fragment of the team that excelled and impressed last season.

Rumblings in the press have stated that there could be uncertainty over Bilic’s future at the club following the poor start to the campaign, with talks over a new contract for the former Besiktas trainer stalling.

However, Carragher has stated that any move to replace the former defender would be the wrong decision by West Ham.

“Talks haven’t taken place over a new contract for Bilic but I hope the board don’t do anything silly,” he wrote in The Daily Mail.

“He is a good manager and circumstances have contributed to this start, such as Winston Reid — a player I hold in high regard — struggling for form and Cresswell’s long-term injury.

“West Ham are better than this. They should be comfortably in the top 10 and targeting cup runs, playing football to entertain their fans. They should have left the days behind when they flirted with relegation.”

West Ham face Middlesbrough at home later today and the London Stadium faithful will be hopeful their side can record an invaluable three Premier League points.


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