West Ham United have had a disastrous start to the season, to say the least, having lost four of their first seven matches so far. Their gaffer Slaven Bilic is finding himself facing the sternest of criticism at the present moment and is hoping that his side gets some wins soon.
The Croatian tactician faltered in his managerial role in the last term as well, leading the Hammers to finish on the 11th position in the league table. However, the club authority kept their faith intact in him for another season and kept him in charge of the side for this term as well.
However, by the look of the things at the present moment, there is much doubt about whether Bilic will be able to save his bacon by the end of the season. It is more likely that the ex-Croatian international might not continue as the Hammers’ coach and there is a possibility that he might be replaced very soon.
Among a number of probable contenders for the top job at the East London club, the one that might interest the club officials is the name of the ex-Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores, who is currently the man in charge at the Spanish La Liga club Espanyol. The Spaniard was in charge of the Hornets in 2015 and left the club after securing their place in the top flight for another season to return to his homeland in 2016.
West Ham United are in dire need of a good manager at the present moment and it is looking extremely unlikely that Bilic will survive much longer as their coach. He might face the sack before January and in that scenario who better than Flores to replace Bilic as the boss at the London Stadium.
The 52-year-old has managed an array of clubs all over the globe apart from the Premier League and the La Liga, which has enriched him with a lot of experience throughout his career. It will be a very good choice for the Hammers if they go with the ex-Spain international and make him the manager of their side in the near future.
Though he did not have a great season in his last tenure as a manager in English top flight football with the Hornets, he did enough to ensure they stay in the first tier for the next season. The West Ham United fans will also expect him to do something similar and help their team escape the dreaded jaws of relegation at the end of the current season.