Home Premier League West Ham West Ham linked with a shock replacement for Slaven Bilic

West Ham linked with a shock replacement for Slaven Bilic


Reading FC boss Jaap Stam has been linked as a possible replacement for Slaven Bilic, should West Ham decide to part ways with their manager.

Bilic is under pressure after failing to build upon the impressive form that the Hammers displayed in the Premier League last season. The East London side have won just nine out of the 29 matches they have played this season.

Stam could be an attainable target for the Hammers as he has called for clarity from the Reading management about his future at the club, with its ownership issues yet to be resolved.

He said: “My contract is not on my mind at the minute. I’m not thinking about contracts yet, but I’m thinking about the future – it’s very important for myself.”

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has also been tipped as a possible candidate to replace Bilic.

Club co-chairperson David Gold has said that West Ham will aim to finish in eighth position at the end of the season. The club are currently in 12th position with 33 points and ten points adrift of West Brom, who occupy eighth position.