Slaven Bilic: I’m thinking about my job, not my future

Slaven Bilic: I’m thinking about my job, not my future


Under-pressure West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has shrugged off concerns over his future, insisting he remains committed to dragging the Irons out of their early-season struggles.

Since moving to the Olympic Stadium, West Ham have struggled, and have picked up just one win in the league this season against AFC Bournemouth with five defeats to their name.

That run looked set to continue against Middlesbrough on Saturday but a sensational solo effort from Dimitri Payet salvaged a point.

Bilic says the future outlook is positive.


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“I know my situation, I’m not new in football and I know how it works,” Bilic said.

“I’m not thinking about my future but my job.

“I really don’t like where we are in the table because I’m putting myself under pressure.

“My team is very alive and very together. I can’t say I’m happy but I’m positive regarding the future.

“We got a point after four games lost and showed what character and spirit are all about.

“On the other hand, it wasn’t the result we were looking for. We wanted to beat Middlesbrough after two home defeats.

“If you ask me ‘Are you optimistic?’ then yes, I am, because we came back and for 90 minutes we looked like a team.”

The Hammers next face a London Derby against Crystal Palace.

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