BT Sport pundits Robbie Savage, Owen Hargreaves and Rio Ferdinand all agreed that Slaven Bilic should be given more time to turn things around at West Ham despite the protestations of presenter Jake Humphrey.
The panel were discussing West Ham’s 3-0 defeat on Premier League Tonight over the weekend and the topic of Bilic’s struggling Hammers side came up and was debated.
The Hammers have lost three Premier League games on the spin to start the season and find themselves planted to the bottom of the table as we head into the first international break of the season.
After Humphrey questioned the pundits on Bilic and his record of three wins in 17 games and four in the past 24, here were there resonses.
After three games, you’d question your manager? You’d be one of those sitting there saying he’s got to go after three games? That’s ridiculous.
Under Sam Allardyce, who did a great job, they got 46 points. Under Bilic they got 67 points last season, now they move stadium, 11th last season, what do the West Ham fans expect?
For West Ham, staying in the Premier League is good.
How much has he spent in this window, £40m? You’re going sack him after three games? You’ve got to give him time after investing that money to go and prove it was worth it.
The pieces of the puzzle are there for West Ham, no question. If they have their best team fit and healthy, they will be mid table, 10th or maybe 12th. But with Michail Antonio having been out, Andy Carroll too, Cresswell missed time, issues in goal – the balance of the side is wrong.