Date: 6th November 2017 at 6:56pm
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It was something, after recent results, we knew was on the cards, the axing of Slaven Bilic.

The run of recent results, particularly those at the London Stadium, didn`t auger well for his future.

Brief respite came in the shape of the fine win at Wembley against Spurs in the League Cup, but the rot, especially after the 4-1 capitulation at the hands of Liverpool at home suggested Bilic had definitely lost the faith of the supporters with, once again, thousands leaving the ground before the final whistle and booing the side.

The announcement that Bilic had lost his job came on Monday morning, with Bilic being very honest in his own assessment of the boards` action, with the axed Croatian remarking to the media,

‘There are no hard feelings. I can be very proud of my work here.
‘We didn’t start this crucial season well. As in many clubs across Europe, the manager is the one who pays the price. It’s a very logical move.’

It kind of makes you feel sorry for the bloke.

As for the board, having wielded the axe, the usual praise was offered about thanks for the work done and how it had been a difficult decision to come to, before a joint statement from David Gold and David Sullivan, offered hope for the future, with the statement reading,

‘We see this as an exciting opportunity to appoint a quality manager to the position to inject fresh ideas, organisation and enthusiasm into a very talented squad”

As well as Bilic leaving the club so are his assistants Nikola Jurcevic, Edin Terzic, Julian Dicks and Miljenko Rak, all have left with immediate effect.

No immediate appointment has been announced with the club suggesting that it would happen in the next few days.

But, it doesn`t take a genius that David Moyes could very well be that man!