08 Nov, 11:30
Sacked Slaven Bilic phoned West Ham United players to ask them where he went wrong.
Bilic was axed on Monday and decided to personally speak to Hammers stars. The players did not hold back as they told him that he had not been tough enough on his squad. A key issue was that the 49-year-old former West Ham defender allowed poor time-keeping to go unpunished. When players reported late for training sessions, Bilic failed to make an issue of it and, at times, even allowed them escape clearly justified club fines.
Some squad members were also known to report onto the training pitch after a session had begun, again without official sanction. Players’ concerns about the quality and intensity of his training also emerged in the final weeks of Bilic’s reign. Many West Ham stars liked Bilic the man, and were prepared to help him in his debrief reviewing his two-and-a-half year reign.
Former Manchester United and Everton boss David Moyes, on Tuesday was appointed as Hammers new boss for 6 months contract.
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