The Hammers finished seventh in the Premier League last season in Bilic’s first campaign in charge, but this season has been a lot more difficult, with the Dimitri Payet saga and stadium move overshadowing the action on the pitch.
Josh King’s hat-trick for Bournemouth was enough to condemn Bilic’s men to a 3-2 defeat, which leaves them in 11th position in the Premier League this evening – nine points off the relegation places.
A relegation dogfight seems unlikely, but judging by the reaction on social media, there’s now a significant amount of the club’s support that are becoming more and more frustrated:
I actually want Bilic out now, keeps playing players in the wrong position
— HENDRIXX (@JamesSneddon_) March 11, 2017
@WestHamUtd sack bilic , no idea in tactics
— David (@charlie66whu) March 11, 2017
Fuck off West Ham. Fuck off Bilic. Fuck off Bournemouth. Everyone fuck off.
— Luke. (@LanzOnTour) March 11, 2017
I said it ages ago and I will now repeat it. As much as I like him, I just cannot see Slaven Bilic being our manager next season.
— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) March 11, 2017
That was fucking awful.
Don't think Bilic knows his arse from his elbow?
— Ross (@Wafro84) March 11, 2017
Noble can't play for us again. Bilic is clueless. Glad the old West Ham are back for the pricks that don't want to move forward
— michael maggs (@maggs10) March 11, 2017
@westhamtransfer Bollocks Bilic is fucking shite
— Carvs (@IanCarvell2) March 11, 2017
Bilic's best managerial achievement was getting us 7th. And even then we should of finished 4th/5th but bottled. Then lost to Astra.
— Mitchell Pearce (@Pearcey_) March 11, 2017
Bilic needs to stop playing players out of postion. The main has become so stubborn, slowly losing patience
— John Lavington (@whatupjohn_) March 11, 2017
Sack Slaven Bilic. Done. It's almost as if he forgot how to be a manager. contract exctenction my ass.
— West Ham News (@WestHamLiveWHU) March 11, 2017
@WestHamUtd WE WANT BILIC OUT
— ️ (@tylermetcalfe) March 11, 2017
Slaven Bilic FC.
Play players out of position, concede numerous goals, repeat.
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) March 11, 2017
Bilic surely next to be sacked?
— Jason (@MajesticMusonda) March 11, 2017
Lincoln's manager supports West Ham, I'd even prefer him to Bilic
— John (@NobIesque) March 11, 2017
What do you think of the reaction? Should fans of clubs like West Ham be a bit more patient? Or should Bilic be a bit worried?