Slaven Bilic appointment exciting, says West Ham youngster Diego Poyet

The Croatian was hired as Sam Allardyce's replacement last month.

West Ham youngster Diego Poyet has told the club’s official website that Slaven Bilic’s appointment is exciting for everyone.

The former Croatia and Besiktas boss was confirmed as Sam Allardyce’s replacement at Upton Park last month and has been tasked with bringing a more exciting brand of football to the club.

And so far Poyet’s impressions of their new boss have been good ones.

“He has good presence about him,” he told

“All I can say of him is what I have seen of him before at Besitkas and Croatia, that he has charisma, it is exciting for everyone.”

Imperative not to risk Premier League status

Whether Bilic can bring the exciting football that West Ham fans, and the owners, are craving remains to be seen.

Naturally, a lot will rest on the players he has at his disposal and how they adapt to his new way of thinking, although if they can perform as they did at the beginning of last year for the entire campaign then it is hard to image the West Ham faithful would be upset.

What they must ensure however, is that the relative defensive solidity they enjoyed under Allardyce is not lost in the search of attacking flair, with Premier League football a necessity when they head to the Olympic Stadium at the start of the 2016/17 season.

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