West Ham chief Brady: Shut-up about Bilic!

David Gold paints a picture of full confidence in the Hammers Manager, despite West Ham now languishing in 12th, nine points off relegation and a massive 17 points off the seventh position they occupied at the end of last season.

Those results have seen the London club sucked back into the relegation battle with just six points separating them from the bottom three.

A resilient second-half display from Hull City saw Marco Silva's side reverse a one goal deficit to beat West Ham 2-1 at the KCOM Stadium.

'Despite press speculation to the contrary, the manager's position is not under threat. They are next in action on Wednesday when they face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

It was the fourth Premier League defeat in a row and extended the Hammers' winless run to six games.

"That (speculation) does not worry me".

Asked on Saturday if he was confident he could turn the club's fortunes round, Bilic said: "Of course". It's still very open.

"I go to every board meeting and in the board there have been no discussions over Slaven, he is our manager and we all like him, he is a great guy". We have another game very soon, a chance to make it up, to start winning games.

The Tigers had failed to trouble West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph in a tepid first-half display, but responded in the second period after Silva had replaced skipper Curtis Davies with winger Kamil Grosicki, who set up Andrew Robertson's 53rd-minute equaliser, before Andrea Ranocchia headed home the victor five minutes from time.

An out-of-sorts Davies was withdrawn for the winger Kamil Grosicki at the interval as Silva looked to inject some vigour into his side and not for the first time this season his tactical switch paid dividends. We like our manager and we rate him, so we are planning to keep him.

"He changed things and Curtis Davies was the unfortunate one who made way for the change in formation".

  • Julie Sanders