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Slaven Bilic: “I am not new to the game nor am I stupid”

Slaven says he feels the pressure but is not scared of the sack

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Heading into Old Trafford this weekend, Slaven is aware of the precariousness of his position. West Ham must face Manchester United, Arsenal, and Liverpool over the next three weeks with Bilic’s feet already being held over the fire. But is the Croatian manager feeling the burn? Speaking at his pre-match press conference:

Rumors have been circulating regarding the safety of Bilic’s job if he loses at Old Trafford, with Rafa Benitez whispers afloat. When asked if he would be willing to abandon his project at Newcastle, Rafa dismissed the notion and reaffirmed his commitment to his current club. Slaven won’t be fired if he loses this weekend, but one does wonder what might happen if he fails to grab any points over the next three weeks.

Nerves are starting to settle in over East London. The good news for Slaven is, short of donning the kit and jumping on the pitch, his fate is in his own hands, even if the task seems insurmountable.

I’m rooting for you, Slaven.