Sullivan- Bilic turned down chance to sign Renato Sanches and Grzegorz Krychowiak

In a startling revelation, West Ham owner David Sullivan has revealed that manager Slaven Bilic turned down the option to sign Renato Sanches and Grzegorz Krychowiak at the end of the recently concluded summer transfer window.

Sanches was eventually loaned to Swansea (Swans boss Paul Clement was Carlo Ancelotti’s No.2 for several years) while Krychowiak signed for West Bromwich Albion, both clubs the Hammers would expect to finish above this season. However West Ham’s own pursuit of William Carvalho went awry, with Sporting director also calling Sullivan a liar on Facebook.

However Sullivan has said Bilic’s top four transfer targets were all achieved by the owners (Hart, Zabaleta, Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez) [Read more…]

Slaven Bilic post-match interview after Arsenal- Team lacks intensity even in training

Has Slaven lost the dressing room? Is he not pushing the players hard enough? Or are the players no longer willing to work hard for him?

Judging by his post-match interview after the 5-1 loss to Arsenal, it looks like the latter, with the Croat bemoaning the “lack of intensity” even in training.

Slav looks like a man who knows the axe is coming. Bit sad to watch this interview, but it’s an illuminating one all the same. Mirrors the comments Enner Valencia made after joining Everton, saying that West Ham didn’t train as hard as the Toffees.

Is this a last ditch gamble to rally the players up by publicly criticising them for their lack of intensity? [Read more…]

Super Slav sends thank you note to Karren Brady for transfer signings!

Karren Brady has revealed in her column in the Sun that West Ham manager Slaven Bilic sent her a thank you note after the club completed four new signings on transfer deadline day.

Bilic was delighted with the acquisitions of Michail Antonio and Nikica Jelavic (permanent) and that of Alex Song and Victor Moses (loan) and sent Brady a note saying, “Good job Karren. We’ve done well. Thanks!”

Brady went on to add that it was the “first time in 25 years a manager has done that”

Super Slav is certainly a PR guy’s dream! [Read more…]