Slaven Bilic Of West Brom Facing Sack Despite Draw with City
West Brom could sack manager Slaven Bilic despite drawing with Manchester City 1-1. West Brom sits in the 19th place position which obviously means they are in the relegation zone. It is understood the Baggies hierarchy have been deliberating over whether to make a change for a number of weeks as the club struggles to cope with life back in the Premier League.
Senior board members of the club are currently discussing on if they will allow Slaven Bilic to continue to terminate his contract following the club’s poor performance. They might give the 52-years-old more time after his two straight draws.
But if things do not change he might become the first Premier League manager to leave his job this season. When Slaven Bilic was asked about his future following the draw at Etihad Stadium, he said: “I’m very calm. I love my job, I enjoy it and I’m working hard for myself and my staff for the club.
“Everything else is out of my control. I’m just doing my best. I’m not bothered what’s happening behind the scenes I don’t care.”
Sam Allardyce, Nigel Pearson, Mark Hughes and Eddie Howe are all reportedly candidates to replace the former Croatia and West Ham boss. Bilic has been in charge at The Hawthorns since 2019, when he replaced Darren Moore and guided West Brom back into the Premier League in his first season in charge.
However, promotion was only secured on the final day as Albion ended the season with three points from their final four games. There was then uncertainty behind the scenes as the financial investment Bilic wanted failed to materialise.
Although the club did spend £45m, a large portion of that was on the permanent signing of players who had spent last season there on loan. Bilic then spent £15m on Huddersfield striker Karlan Grant, who has scored once in 10 appearances and wasted a glorious chance against City when the score was still 0-0.
Uncertainty over Slovan Bilic’s future has been fuelled by his admission there have been no talks over a new contract, with his current deal due to expire in the summer.