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New low for ex West Ham boss Slaven Bilic after manager is axed less than six months into new job

The career of former West Ham United player and boss Slaven Bilic has hit a new low.

The Croatian was sacked by West Ham in November 2017 with the club in the relegation zone.

Bilic was replaced by David Moyes who helped lead the Hammers to safety.

Under Bilic West Ham recorded their best ever Premier League points total and first positive goal difference in the top flight since 1986.

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Fondly remembered for that fond farewell

He helped the club bid a fitting farewell to their beloved Boleyn Ground. Not just with a season that saw the Hammers finish only four points off Champions League football.

But for the 3-2 comeback win against Manchester United in the last ever game at Upton Park.

Things turned sour with the move to the London Stadium and Bilic lost the dressing room before being shown the door.

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New low as Bilic is axed by Saudi strugglers

In September Bilic agreed a three-year-deal with Al-Ittihad, who have won the Saudi Pro League on eight occasions.

He has lasted just six months, though, after being sacked on Sunday with the club second bottom of the league.

In a statement posted on their official Twitter account, Al-Ittihad said Bilic will be replaced by Jose Luis Sierra.

The sacking means Bilic’s once sky high stock has never been lower.

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Another chance unlikely?

It remains to be seen whether he is given a chance back in Europe to rebuild his managerial career.

Bilic will always be fondly remembered at West Ham for that final season at the Boleyn.

But many feel his tactical acumen is lacking for the very top level in the modern game.

As a result his chances of a return to an elite European league look bleak.


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