Last month West Ham announced the appointment of Slaven Bilić.
The former Croatian defender had a fairly successful playing career representing big English teams such as Everton and West Ham.
The Hammers' faithful were disappointed to finish in a mediocre 12th position in the 2014/15 season after undergoing a great start under Sam Allardyce. Subsequently the London-based club's board decided not to renew the seasoned manager's contract.
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West Ham fans have had their hopes rekindled after a very successful transfer dealings so far in preparation for the 2015/16 season. The captures of players, such as Dimitri Payet, Pedro Obiang and Angelo Ogbonna who in the past have consistently been linked with various Premier League clubs is particularly pleasing for the Hammers.
The incoming manager has also kept squad depth in mind while bringing in decent back-ups such as, Darren Randolph in the goalkeeper position and Stephen Hendrie to further strengthen the improving defence.
Future is bright for West Ham
The potential showcased by the West Ham team in the previous season was very surprising as well as exciting for all the fans with an interest in the premier league. It further adds on the to the notion that the Barclays Premier League is in fact the most competitive league in the world.
The talents of West Ham players such as, Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho, Cheikhou Kouyaté, Adrián, James Tomkins and Winston Reid have already been established in past seasons. This along with the flock of incoming players is sure to provide a real European challenge to teams such as Everton and Southampton.
With the club's big move to London's Olympic Stadium just around the corner, the fans of West Ham have every reason to be optimistic.
The club has also secured a place in the Europa League qualifiers, courtesy of the Fair Play award. If all goes in favour of the Irons, they could find themselves playing against some of Europe's best and putting up a real challenge to finish in the top six in the forthcoming season.
Everyone with an interest in West Ham will be looking towards Slaven Bilić and the decisions that he takes in relation to the formation and the tactics that he decides to use.
The club's first challenge will be Premier League contenders Arsenal in a London derby that is sure to light up the opening weekend.
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