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Bilic's West Ham side have slipped to 16th in the league.

West Ham board make decision over Slaven Bilic's future

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Slaven Bilic's future as West Ham boss has been in question for some time now, but after an awful 3-0 home defeat to newly promoted Brighton, those questions have been flung into much sharper focus.

Despite substantial investment in his squad over the summer, bringing in the likes of Joe Hart and Mexican hitman Javier Hernandez, West Ham have won just twice and only find themselves above the relegation zone on goal difference and Bilic is struggling to find solutions.

According to Sky Sports, the West Ham board called a meeting on Saturday in the aftermath of the Brighton debacle to discuss the Bilic's future (or lack thereof) at the East London club. 

West Ham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold are known for standing by their managers but it is understood that the hierarchy were "very worried" after Brighton cruised to a hefty win on West Ham's turf.

Bilic, who is out of contract at the end of the season was uncertain as to what decision the board would make but was adamant that he was doing everything he could to turn the clubs fortunes around.

"The board will do what they are going to do." said the Croatian.

"It is their decision. We have been in this situation before and we got out. As a manager you take the credit and as a manager you take the full responsibility. I don't want to hide. I'm not worried [about the sack]. I'm doing my best."

Sky have revealed that Bilic has been given the next two games to try and save his job. A trip away to an on-song Tottenham in the Carabao Cup before another London derby against struggling Crystal Palace.

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It doesn't feel like he's been given much of a chance in truth. Two games in a week is not a long time in football and you have to feel for the veteran manager who did a fine job in his first season at the helm. 

However, the Hammers have been limping for a while now, and should Bilic be shown the door, it won't be much of a surprise.

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