West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is being put under increasing pressure following the club’s poor start to the season, no thanks down to some questionable recruitment in the summer transfer window.

David Sullivan released a statement after the window closing pinning most of the blame on Bilic’s shoulders for decisions made in terms of recruitment, seemingly laying the foundations to part ways with the former defender should form fail to pick up.

Unsettled Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has been mentioned as a potential successor for Bilic but another name has re-entered the frame: Roberto Mancini, claim the London Evening Standard. Visit bookies.com for the best odds on the market.

Mancini was among contenders for the job last season when Bilic flirted with the sack for the first-time and has since taken over at Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg but has remained interested in a return to the Premier League where he guided Manchester City to their first Premier League title.

It’s believed Bilic has been given the next four League games to salvage his West Ham future and turn fortunes around at the London Stadium and that begins with the visit of Huddersfield next Monday night.

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