This season has been an up and down season for West Ham, and there have been debates about whether or not the club should keep Slaven Bilic. Now, the debate seems to be put to an end. According to Sky Sports, West Ham are set to give Bilic a new contract at the end of the season. The board considered getting the deal done around Christmas, but decided against it when the club hit a bad run of form. Now that the club are on the uptick, they’ve decided it’s time to reward the gaffer with a new deal.
Bilic, however, is not concerned about the contract talks.
“I have a contract and I am very happy here, and I always treat my next few games as my contract, and I don't think that much about it. Of course it would be nice but I have a year-and-a-half left on my contract. Nowadays in football if you have that or four years left there is no difference at all.”
Bilic also spoke on how fickle the football world is, mentioning Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri, who won the Premier League in incredible fashion last season, only to lose his job during this campaign. Bilic claimed “If you asked anyone in or related to football who has the safest job, we would all say 100 per cent Ranieri. And then what happened with that?”
I’m sure Bilic is happy about the impending new contract, but it’s nice to know the boss won’t let a safer deal affect his results.