West Ham fans have taken to Twitter to thank ‘classy’ Slaven Bilic following his departure from the London Stadium.
Bilic was sacked from his position at the club earlier today following what has been an awful start to the season for the Hammers.
Bilic’s men have won only 2 of their 11 top flight games so far and sit in the Premier League’s relegation zone.
The Hammers’ 4-1 defeat to Liverpool at the weekend proved to be the final nail in Slaven Bilic’s coffin after months of speculation over his future.
The Croatian joined West Ham in the summer of 2015, and enjoyed a terrific first season in East London, guiding his side to a brilliant seventh placed finish.
However his fortunes have since turned. Despite finishing 11th last year, the Hammers spent much of the season in a relegation dog fight, form that has continued into the new campaign and has ultimately cost Bilic his job.
While most fans feel the decision was right to part ways with Bilic, they are certainly thankful for his 2-and-a-half year tenure and have taken to social media to share their gratitude …
Slaven Bilic was in charge for the greatest game at Upton Park I've ever seen. It also happen to be our last. Huge part of our history pic.twitter.com/7CELeZFPR8
— Liam Spencer (@ironviews) November 6, 2017
Slaven Bilic had the best points-per-game ratio (1.33) of any permanent manager in Premier League history for West Ham. pic.twitter.com/FUJ9i8aBiR
— West Ham News (@WHUFC_News) November 6, 2017
Slaven Bilic, thank you for that wonderful season no West Ham fan will forget. pic.twitter.com/WvEdkcZwGw
— Uber West Ham (@UberWestHam) November 6, 2017
Feeling quite emotional. Bilic gave us the perfect farewell to the Boleyn Ground, but it was time for change. So sad how it’s ended. #COYI
— James Jones (@ByJamesJones) November 6, 2017
I have wanted Bilic out for a long time now and I still stand by that. However, he is one of the nicest men in football and no on can EVER knock a man for trying his best in life and that`s what he did, it just wasn`t enough for WH. I wish him the very best of luck for the future
— Dave Walker (SD&CC) (@davewalkersdcc) November 6, 2017
Farewell Slav. It's been quite a journey – probably summed up best by our front covers featuring Bilic. Thanks for the memories. pic.twitter.com/zQi82K1ArE
— Blowing Bubbles (@WestHamMagazine) November 6, 2017
Apparently Bilic has been sacked. Thanks for the good memories and always doing your job with a bit of class
— Dan Aldorino (@d_aldo1) November 6, 2017
You can’t not like Slaven Bilic but enough was enough… thanks for 2015/16 season though, will always be remembered for that #COYI
— Masta Bruce (@Mitch_liburd) November 6, 2017
Good luck Bilic thanks for the last season at Boleyn memories
— ⚒ Claret and Blue ⚒ (@andymasonirons) November 6, 2017