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West Ham board give Bilic dreaded vote of confidence

The club have released a statement saying they have ’100 per cent faith’ in him.

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WEST HAM HAVE backed manager Slaven Bilic, and say they have “100 per cent faith” in his ability to lead the club.

Following yesterday’s 2-1 loss to Hull, the Hammers sit six points off the drop zone with eight games left. His side haven’t won in the Premier League since early February, and yesterday’s defeat was their fourth-in-a-row.

Reports emerged last week claiming that there was unrest and West Ham were planning to replace Bilic in the summer while scouting out potential replacements.

The club today released an official statement declaring their support for the Croatian.

The statement reads:

“To end speculation once and for all, the West Ham United Board feel it necessary to announce that we have 100 per cent faith in Slaven Bilic’s ability to lead West Ham United.

“Despite press speculation to the contrary, the manager’s position is not under threat. The Board know that Slaven and his coaching staff have the full backing of the playing squad and the overwhelming majority of supporters to lead West Ham United out of this difficult spell.

“The Board now urge all supporters to unite behind the manager, his staff and the squad as we go into some important games. We all have complete confidence in their ability to end a testing run of results and finish the season on a high.”

West Ham are in action again on Wednesday as they face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

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