Slaven Bilic’s future at West Ham United has come under pressure in recent weeks, after not winning since the 3-1 victory away to Southampton at the beginning of February.

The last two results, both 3-2 defeats to Bournemouth and most recently Leicester, have put the Croat under scrutiny by many West Ham fans.

Slaven Bilic gave The Hammers a memorable season last campaign, breaking various West Ham records in the last season at The Boleyn Ground.

However, this season hasn’t been anything like the last, with many thrashings going against them, players underperforming, injuries and certain players leaving.

The final stretch of this season is massive for both West Ham and Slaven Bilic, as it could determine the club’s future in the Premier League and Bilic’s future at The Hammers. This task hasn’t been helped by injuries to Winston Reid, Pedro Obiang and Michail Antonio, arguably the best three players for West Ham this season, which were all suffered in the recent 3-2 home loss to a resurgent Leicester City.

In my opinion, I think Slaven Bilic deserves another year to turn around recent bad fortunes. I feel like the board have to give him full control over transfers as he picks the team, not the board. It is clear that this season’s signings haven’t been what they were all made out to be and not what West Ham fans were promised by the board. Slaven Bilic’s signings haven’t been amazing but the board need to trust him with transfers and to back him with the sufficient funds to get the best players possible at West Ham.

Slaven Bilic’s contract runs out at the end of next season and if next season’s results and performances do not vastly improve then I think he has to go as it will be only a matter of time before The Hammers’ future in the Premier League will be seriously questioned if it remains like it is now.

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