Jack Sullivan, son of West Ham co-owner David Sullivan, has explained on the club’s website what he noticed about Slaven Bilic when he got the opportunity to meet the first team boss.
Sullivan commented on Bilic’s apparent state of mind and also suggested that recent comments from defender James Tomkins, hint towards the respect that the manager is already commanding in the dressing room.
Bilic is under pressure but he’s landed a good job at the East London club where he’ll be respected and hopefully given the chance to push on and develop the team effectively over the next few years.
“I was able to meet Slaven for the first time which I was really excited about. He was in a really good mood and looked very happy to be back at the Club,” he wrote on whufc.com.
“I listened to what James Tomkins had to say after the game and that you cannot hear a pin drop when the manager speaks in the dressing room. That shows the respect that all the players have towards him.”
Happy manager equals happy team
Slaven Bilic has plenty to be happy about at the moment and as long as he stays in a positive frame of mind, the team has a very good chance to progress and develop.
It’s a great time to be involved at West Ham because the side are moving to a new stadium in a year, have the possibility of playing in the Europa League and should only grow.
The pressure for Bilic comes in terms of trying to better what the club achieved under Sam Allardyce last season.
Bilic has been handed a long term contract, but some serious questions will be asked if the club doesn’t finish any higher than 12th by the end of May next year.