Former Arsenal star Martin Keown says that despite last night’s thrilling victory at the Wembley, Slaven Bilic has still not saved his West Ham job.
The Hammers came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in a thrilling night in North London, advancing to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup thanks to an Andre Ayew brace and a 70th minute winner from Angelo Ogbonna.
Having been told by the clubs owners his job was in the balance, the victory over Spurs would have done Bilic’s future at the London Stadium no harm, but Keown still believes his career at West Ham hangs in the balance.
“Bilic is still walking on a tightrope. At 2-0 last night I am sure people were starting to write their obituaries and the West Ham manager will have gone through every emotion last night.” Keown said in his column in the Daily Mail.
“He was given last night’s match and Crystal Palace on Saturday to save his job. In reality it all rides on the trip to Selhurst Park.
“If West Ham lose that match, Bilic would have very little defence.
“Last night’s comeback victory will be a great tonic for this side. We saw a reaction, plenty of character and people giving everything to the cause.
“Now, Bilic must use this as a springboard. The Wembley heroics will be quickly forgotten if West Ham fail to get a result at Palace.”