Soccer Football - Premier League - West Ham United vs Liverpool - London Stadium, London, Britain - November 4, 2017 West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge Soccer Football - Premier League - West Ham United vs Liverpool - London Stadium, London, Britain - November 4, 2017 West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Coaching West Ham was more than a club for the sacked Bilic

Mon, Nov. 6, 2017
CAIRO – 6 November 2017: Croatian football manager Slaven Bilic, has been sacked from West Ham United on Monday after a poor start in the Premier League. However, Bilic has great feelings for the club and the fans.

“The fans were brilliant with me from the start until the very end, and I really felt it. It's not just words. For me, this was more than a job; it was personal because of my relationship with the club, one I played for,” Bilic told press after West Ham’s decision to sack him.

Bilic, 49, wore the West Ham shirt for more than 45 games during his only season with the club in 1997, he also won “Hammer of the Year” award runner-up.

Bilic spoke about his time as a manager, saying, “there are no hard feelings. I am going to be, especially when some time goes by, very proud of my work here.”

Bilic was named West Ham United’s manager in 2015. He had an amazing first season with the club as he led the team to finish seventh.

The second season was a little bit difficult as the club finished the Premier League in 11th place.

Bilic failed to find the track with West Ham United in this season as he left the club, falling in 18th place with nine points after 11 games.
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